Pippa Rans plays regularly with the major orchestras in the UK and abroad, including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Pippa graduated with Distinction in the Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from Trinity College of Music in 2005, where she was a scholar studying with Lowri Blake and Joely Koos. She was principal cellist of the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and won many prizes including the Classical Concerto and the Solo Bach Competition as well as gaining a place on the BBC Concert Orchestra's mentor scheme.

Pippa is passionate about teaching and inspiring a new generation of cellists, and has a thriving teaching practice at home. Pippa's students have a 100% pass rate at ABRSM examinations. She has thirteen years' experience, working privately as well as for schools and music services.

Pippa is also committed to providing outstanding music for functions.

As a member of Duo Cello she has played for the Duke of Edinburgh, Sir Nicholas Serota and Sir David Attenborough at prestigious venues such as Channel 4, The Gherkin, City Hall, The Royal Academy of Arts, Hampton Court Palace and the Reform Club.

Pippa lived in Belgium for most of her childhood and this is where she started playing the cello at the age of nine, having been taken to a concert and deciding that the biggest instrument (that she could still carry) had to be the best!

Pippa moved to Dorset aged sixteen and subsequently gained her undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham, where she studied with Andrew Fuller and performed the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto with the University Sinfonia as winner of the annual concerto competition.