Samek Music

Rachel Stott

Rachel Stott has composed for diverse ensembles ranging from viol consorts to massed saxophone ensembles. Her works have been performed at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, at UK festivals and abroad in France, Spain, Slovenia and the USA. In 2001 she wrote a series entitled Harmony and Invention for BBC Radio 3. During 2003 she was Composer-in-residence at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, which led to several works inspired by the hospital environment. The following year she completed a two act opera for children, The Cuckoo Tree. Chamber works include two string quartets, for the Fitzwilliam and Dante String Quartets, a chamber oratorio on the life of William Blake and a music theatre piece for clarinettist/actress Neyire Ashworth.