Rebecca Allen

Bassoon

Rebecca started her musical education at 3 years of age when attending Australian Music Schools. This early introduction of both piano and voice instigated a passion for music, which lead her to begin her studies on the flute. She successfully auditioned for Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, where she was then invited too take up the Bassoon. Here she studied with Roger Brooke, Associate Principal Bassoon of Sydney Symphony Orchestra. While at high school Rebecca participated in many of the NSW Performing Arts Unit ensembles, taking part on the international Europe tour in 2011 as principal Bassoon.

Rebecca studied Bassoon with Andrew Barnes at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) in 2016. She also has Bassoon lessons with Matthew Wilke - Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and both Douglas Eyre and Matthew Ockenden - Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. While at the Conservatorium, she undertook an internship with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

Rebecca’s work as a freelance Bassoonist/Contra-Bassoonist has ranged between the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Omega Ensemble, and The Metropolitan Orchestra. Through this, she has worked both on stage as an Orchestral and chamber musician, as well as in Trackdown studios for the recording of Nigel Westlake’s film score for “Ali’s Wedding”.

Rebecca was largely involved in ensemble playing at the Conservatorium, ranging from the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and an assortment of chamber ensembles. Some of the youth programs and camps she has externally participated in include the Sydney Youth Orchestra, SBS Youth Symphony Orchestra, Australian International Symphonic Orchestra Institute and Australian Youth Orchestra.

Rebecca privately teaches both Bassoon and Flute at multiple schools in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. She is particularly dedicated to teaching the Fagottino (a mini Bassoon) to younger students.

In December 2016, Rebecca flew to London to audition for a Masters Degree, as well as receive lessons with a variety of teachers. After successfully auditioning for Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Royal College of Music, and The Royal Academy of Music in December 2016, Rebecca made the decision to accept the offer to Guildhall. She will be commencing her studies in September 2017 under Daniel Jemison within the Orchestral Artistry program.

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