First-hand knowledge of performance, as a practising cellist and chamber musician, gives Rachel an edge when writing about music, building on her 11-year experience as arts editor at the Manchester Evening News.

Her catalogue of interviewees includes Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis, Dame Janet Baker, Sir Mark Elder, Evelyn Glennie, Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Jonathan Miller, Leila Josefowicz, Katherine Jenkins, Bernard Sumner from New Order and Amadou and Mariam.

Rachel’s arts writing also extends into coverage of contemporary dance for Rambert Dance Company, Danish Dance Company and The Lowry in Salford.

Her music and dance articles feature in the following publications - The Guardian, BBC Music Magazine, Times Educational Supplement, Classical Music Gramophone and The Natter website.

• Writing and editing articles for national, regional and specialist media
• Communications consultancy - audience boosting, launching events and individual
profile building
• PR
• Case studies
• Brochure and newsletter production
• Website advice and material
• Events
• Translation, interviewing and working in French

For examples of Rachel’s arts work, visit the portfolio section

Rachel Pugh

WINNER - Freelance Medical Journalist Award 2014

Rachel Pugh