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Rachel Bruerville : Associate Artist

'I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.' — Virginia Woolf

Random Audio Sample: Dancing on Tiptoes : but never falling by Rachel Bruerville, from the CD Women of Note

Photo of Rachel Bruerville

Rachel Bruerville (b. 1991) is an Australian composer, cellist, singer, and writer, who proudly calls Adelaide her home. She writes music for the concert hall, the theatre, and other collaborative work. Represented by the Australian Music Centre, she has held the position of Young Adelaide Voices' 2019/20 Composer in Residence, supported by a 2019 Carclew Fellowship. Rachel hopes to always make music to entertain, to educate, and to be explored and enjoyed by audiences of any musical or non-musical background.

In 2020, Rachel was commissioned by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in partnership with CanDo4Kids, Access2Arts, Tutti Arts, and the City of Adelaide to compose a new work with accessibility in mind. Based on the Australian children's book Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat by Stephen Michael King, the new work featured in the ASO's very first Relaxed Concert in June 2021, and at general public family concerts in October 2021.

More composition highlights include being commissioned by The Hush Foundation for the 2018 album Collective Wisdom, writing music to reduce stress in children's hospital environments; a nomination for Vocal/Choral Work of the Year in the APRA AMCOS/Australian Music Centre 2019 Art Music Awards for In Due Season, commissioned by the Adelaide Chamber Singers; and a Sydney Opera House premiere with Young Adelaide Voices at the opening of the Gondwana World Choral Festival, July 2019. Rachel has also been engaged as a teaching artist and composer for Connecting the Dots in Music, through both the Lullaby Project and the Music For All Project (The Nest).

Rachel's work has been performed by ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Chamber Singers, St Peter's Cathedral Choir (North Adelaide), Endeavour Trio, Gondwana Voices, National Youth Choir of Australia, Sydney Children's Choir, Adelaide Wind Orchestra, and Western Australian Wind Symphony.

In her life as a performer, Rachel is a core member of the internationally-acclaimed Adelaide Chamber Singers, and is active as a freelance cellist around Adelaide, including for Patch Theatre Company as on-stage cellist in Emily Loves to Bounce (2016-17 tours). She has sung solo with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Paul Rissmann, presenting new work for children in the 2017, 2018, and 2022 Festivals of Learning. As a writer, she holds communications roles for UKARIA Cultural Centre and Adelaide Chamber Singers, and is also proud to be a contributor to CutCommon Magazine.

Rachel Bruerville — current to August 2023

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Mirror mirror : for treble choir and piano (2019) Commissioned as part of Young Adelaide Voice’s 2019/20 Composer in Residence program
Dancing on Tiptoes : but never falling (2017) Commissioned by HUSH Music Foundation.