Biography

Rachel Redmond was born in Glasgow. She discovered her love of singing with the Junior Chorus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the age of seven.

She studied at the Music School of Douglas Academy and subsequently received her BA Hons from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music &Drama, where she was awarded the Florence Veitch Ibler prize for oratorio performance.  She went on to earn an MA with Merit at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and, in 2011, she was a member of the prestigious Jardin des Voix, the Academy for young singers of Les Arts Florissants.

Portrait of Rachel Redmond
Credits : Chris Wallace

Rachel Redmond’s recent performances include the role of Léontine in Campra’s Les Fêtes Vénitiennes at the Opera Comique, Théâtre de Caen, Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse and BAM, New York, Caecilia in Charpentier’s Caecilia, Virgin and Martyr in Aix-en-Provence, Ambronay and New York,  Arethuse in Charpentier’s Actéon, Irene in Lully’s Atys, Grands Motets de Rameau et Mondonville, Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Charpentier’s Te Deum at the opening of the new Paris Philharmonie with Les Arts Florissants, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Rameau’s Pygmalion with the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Handel’s Esther at the Wigmore Hall, St John Passion with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and with Aedes ensemble and Les Surprises,  Handel’s Saul in Aldeburgh, Carmina Burana at the Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada with Concerts from Scratch, Jommelli’s Beatus Vir with Musica Ghislieri at Ambronay Festival, Handel’s Israel in Egypt at Festival de la Chaise-Dieu with Les Cris de Paris, A Fancy with Bertrand Cuillier and Le Caravansérail and Loena in Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.

Rachel Redmond’s future plans include : future concerts of Handel, Pergolesi and Vivaldi with Giulio Prandi, Musica Ghislieri, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Handel’s Messiah with Jordi Savall and the Centre Internacional de Música Antiga program, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Kristian Bezuidenhout and the Dunedin Consort and Proserpine in La Descente d’Orfée aux Enfers with Sébastien Daucé and Ensemble Correspondances.