Rachel Naylor

Rachel Naylor

Tell us a little bit about yourself, your music-making, and your life.

I’m Rachel Naylor and I am currently in my 3rd year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying French Horn.

I only just arrived back home from Helsinki before Christmas as I was studying abroad for Erasmus. I am a very organised and busy student as I work part-time in a restaurant in Hamilton and have a few private pupils. Currently, still live at home in Hamilton with my parents but moving out in August in my new flat. I believe that I am outgoing and approachable within the music world and I am looking forward to working with new musicians and playing new music.

What are your favourite things?

  • Morgans Spiced Rum and Coke of course.
  • Couldn’t live without chicken or Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.
  • I love Dubai and Glasgow, not much of a difference there.
  • My favourite films are ‘Love Rosie’ and ‘Wedding Crashers.’
  • I simply hate books, don’t have time to read.

How did you first get into music?

Both of my parents are musicians and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music so I guess they were my inspiration.

What made you decide that music would be an important part of your life?

When I was in final year of high school I began to realise that playing the French horn was more than a hobby and the dream was it to be part of my career.

What has been your Nevis Ensemble highlight so far?

I’ve just joined, so still to play!

What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?

I love all the classic bangers from the 70’s.

Also, began to really enjoy contemporary music since I went to Finland as I experienced a lot of modern Finnish music.

How would you describe Nevis Ensemble to someone else?

An orchestra that gets the public involved.