Violinist Rachelle Elizabeth Puccini is an active soloist and chamber musician. She has played with orchestras, and in venues throughout the country and abroad. Last season she was featured as a soloist and guest concertmaster with the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra, and recorded Kreisler’s Liebesfreud and Libeslied with pianist Paul Hamilton. This upcoming season will feature solo and trio concerts in Chicago, and throughout the midwest. She is currently working on a film for the violin and piano work Fratres by Arvo Part where she is the featured subject and recording artist with pianist and film maker Paul Hamilton, to be released in 2019. As an Eastman artist, Ms. Puccini enjoys giving clinics, recitals and masterclasses, she teaches and performs all her educational engagements on an Eastman violin model VL928. In Chicago, she has built a successful violin studio, and is currently on faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago. Ms. Puccini holds a Masters degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University where she studied with Gerardo Ribeiro, and a Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from Grand Valley State University where she studied with international soloist, violinist Dylana Jenson. She has also studied with violinist and pedagog Olga Kaler. In her spare time Rachelle enjoys painting, running, and the occasional triathlon.
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