Rachel Gray & Joseph Cavalli-Price

Rachel Gray & Joseph Cavalli-Price - Voice & Piano Duo

Originally from Southampton, Mezzo-Soprano Rachel Gray is in her second year of studying for a Masters in Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, under the tutelage of Lorna Anderson.

She completed a BMus degree at the London College of Music from which she graduated with First Class Honours in 2013.

Recent opera scenes roles have included Carmen (Carmen, Bizet), Iolanthe (Iolanthe, G&S), Suzanne (Louise, Charpentier) and 2nd Boy (Magic Flute, Mozart). Soloist oratorio work has included; Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mcdowell’s Ave Maris Stella.

From 2011 to September 2017, she was a member of the Salvation Army’s premier choir, the International Staff Songsters, for whom she was a regular soloist. With them, Rachel has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and Birmingham Symphony Hall and also travelled to Argentina, Uruguay, United States of America, Norway, Kenya, Australia and New Zealand.

Described as ‘a rare breed of accompanist, exquisitely sympathetic to the needs of a soloist’, Joseph Cavalli-Price has received numerous awards for his accompanying including; the Layton Watkins Memorial Award, the Richard Harris Memorial Award, the Veal Award for Outstanding Musicianship, the St Elli Masonic Lodge Bursary Award and was a finalist in the Eleri Evans Memorial Award.

Joseph is the accompanist of Only Boys Aloud, Cor Caerdydd, Cardiff Arms Park Male Voice Choir, ReChoir and a key player with the Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra. Joseph made his debut at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2018, as guest accompanist of the Festival of Massed Male Choirs. Other notable performances include working as the official accompanist for Wales’ Festival of Remembrance and as the official accompanist for Sir Karl Jenkins’ 75th Birthday Concert at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. A former Organ Scholar at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St David, Cardiff, Joseph had the honour of accompanying the choir in a performance for HRH The Prince of Wales.

Joseph undertakes regular wedding, corporate and charity work and has performed at events for organisations including; Barclays, Clifford Chance, Bloodwise, Childline, Cancer Research, The International Women’s Forum, Cardiff Blues, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Bobath Cymru, European Society of Criminology, Royal Military Police and David Lloyd Clubs.