Scottish Soprano Rachel Speirs studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where she won the Betty Bannerman Award for French Song 2020, the Kennedy Strauss Award 2019 adjudicated by Simon Keenlyside, and was a finalist in the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Prize 2020 adjudicated by Dame Ann Murray and Sarah Tynan.
In 2020 Rachel sang Maria Betram in Dove's Mansfield Park and was due to join Grange Park Opera and Wexford Festival Opera for their Summer seasons. Instead, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rachel has continued to create and share music on various live and digital platforms and has collaborated in performance and outreach projects with companies such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Together Dementia Support, Healthy Arts, SoundUp Arts, and Clonter Opera. In 2022 Rachel will sing the role of Lotty in a recording of G.A. MacFarren's The Soldier's Legacy with Retrospect Opera.