Ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional musician if you’re visually impaired? Or maybe you’re a VI young person yourself considering a musical career, but not sure where to start?
Join the first session of our new Q&A series to meet professional Classical and Jazz Pianist, Rachel Starritt!
From Bridgend, South Wales, pianist Rachel Starritt, who has been unsighted from birth, is classically trained and is one of the rising stars of the jazz scene in Wales and beyond. She has received formal classical training in piano with Alison Bowring at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) from 2006, and is currently a postgraduate student at RWCMD, where she continues to demonstrate extraordinary musicianship and piano improvisation skills.
Rachel completed a six-month Erasmus placement at the Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona under the tutelage of Alba Ventura. Rachel also has a talent for languages with fluency in both Welsh and Spanish and conversational competence in French and Italian.
Rachel is a member of the British Paraorchestra and has been involved in several performances including Glastonbury in 2019.
The ‘LOOK Into…’ series is your opportunity to meet VI people doing amazing things!
At each session we’ll be chatting to a different VI guest about their life and experiences, and asking the most important questions…questions asked by you!
We’ll be hosting the Q&A’s on Zoom and livestreaming to YouTube.
If you’d like to be part of the conversation with our guest, please register for this event to receive the Zoom joining details.
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You can submit your question during event registration, or share your comments and questions on Zoom or YouTube during the event.
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Registration for this event closes 2 hours before the start time, at 16:00 GMT on 8th Nov 2021.
Anyone aged under 18 is required to have parental consent to join this event; please choose the parental consent ticket at registration.
This event will be hosted on Zoom. To read our guide on how to use Zoom, please click here.