Violinist, Rachel Patrick enjoys a versatile musical life as both a performer and teaching artist. She has taken part in successful solo tours of Europe, Asia and the United States, including a benefit concert for the Harlem School for Strings in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. She has performed as soloist with orchestras across the United States and Europe, including recent performances of Kevin Puts’ Violin Concerto with the South Bend YSO, CWU Orchestra and Wenatchee Valley Symphony and the German premier of Tan Dan’s “Hero” Concerto with the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra. Her recording with Sinfonia Varsovia of David Canfield’s Rhapsody after Gershwin, a piece written for and dedicated to her, was released on Toccata Classics in May 2016.
Ms. Patrick has been the recipient of both a Suzuki and Friends Chamber Music fellowship and a Starling Chamber Music fellowship. She has also presented chamber music recitals on three continents, collaborating with such artists as Allison Eldredge, Eric Kim, Michael and Daria Adams, Dale Barltrop, Joshua Roman, Alex Kerr and Dmitry Sitkovetsky, among others, and worked with Osvaldo Golijov on a program celebrating his compositions. She has recorded chamber music and solo albums for the Enharmonic, Albany and Crystal labels, collaborating with artists such as flutist, James Pellerite and saxophonist, Kenneth Tse. Ms. Her debut solo CD “Presenting Rachel Patrick” featuring works by Ravel, Korngold and Strauss was released on the Enharmonic label in August 2011. Patrick also recently completed a successful concert tour of Asia with her trio with Mr. Tse, NuExpressions. She is also the violinist/violist and a founding member of the San Francisco-based Vinifera Trio. She is an artist for the Classicopia, Trinity Alps, Bodhi Tree North and Amici chamber music festivals.