Rachel Vernon has held the position of Principal Bass Clarinet in the NZSO since 1995. She has recorded for Radio New Zealand and Re-Sounz and has performed as a soloist with the Wellington Chamber Orchestra and the Manawatu Sinfonia.
Rachel studied in London with Antony Pay and freelanced with orchestras including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Scottish Opera.
She was Sub-principal Clarinet with the NZSO from 1989 to 1991.
In 2016, Rachel joined the Zephyr Wind Quintet in concerts of New Zealand works.
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