Originally from Melbourne, Rachel Bullen has spent much of her career in Europe. She studied in the Netherlands, and Germany where she learned from world-class oboists including François Leleux, and Emanuel Abbühl. Rachel performed as a freelance musician around Germany before accepting a full-time chamber music position with Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark, where she remained from 2009 – 2016. Since her return to Australia, Rachel has performed as first oboe with Adelaide, Queensland, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras as well as Orchestra Victoria.
Drawing upon major international and Australian ensembles, including the Lyrebird Trio, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras - our Festival Artists are some of the world’s leading musicians.