Rachel Silver joined the horn section of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2013, having previously been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and all of the Australian professional orchestras.
Raised in Melbourne, she came to the horn relatively late, after learning other instruments. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts, studying with Graeme Evans. She then went on to complete the Advanced Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music. As a member of the Jeunesses Musicales World Youth Orchestra, she toured Europe and Asia.
Rachel Silver is committed to teaching and has taught at tertiary institutions in both Melbourne and Perth, as well as tutoring at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Players, National Music Camp and Young Symphonists programs. She is also an accomplished pianist, having completed her Licentiate in Music Australia diploma, and performs regularly as an accompanist and associate artist in recitals.