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Rachel Valler Oam

BA (Music), DipEd, LTCL

Examiner Number: 538

Rachel Valler has had over 45 years teaching experience in primary and secondary schools, as head of the English department at Randwick TAFE and as a private teacher. She has performed as soloist, accompanist and member of various chamber music ensembles, and associate artist to international and local musicians. She has judged the preliminary sections of the ABC Young Performer's Award, the 2MBS-FM Young Performer's Award, the Hepzibah Menuhin and David Paul Landa scholarships, the preliminary and chamber music sections of the Sydney International Piano Competition, and various competitions in Christchurch, Auckland and Keri Keri. She was awarded the Harriet Cohen Commonwealth Medal (London) and has performed in Europe, the UK, South East Asia, New Guinea and New Zealand. She was a member of the Cultural Advisory Council to the NSW Minister of the Arts in 1986-7 and has written articles for 2MBSFM.

In 1995 she was awarded the OAM for her services to music, particularly as a pianist.

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