Rachel Patrick

Groupmuse Host

Lower Rockridge, Oakland
Capacity of 40
Piano Owns a piano

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Violinist, Rachel Patrick leads a versatile musical life as both a performer and teaching artist. Recent performances include the German premier of Tan Dun’s “Hero” Concerto with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, Kevin Puts’ Violin Concerto with the South Bend YSO and the premier recording with Sinfonia Varsovia of David Canfield’s Rhapsody after Gershwin, a piece written for and dedicated to her.
She has presented solo and chamber music recitals on four continents, recently completing a tour of Asia with one of her trios, Nu Expressions. She is also the founding violinist of the San Francisco Bay area based Vinifera Trio. She has recorded CDs for the Enharmonic, Crystal, Albany, and Toccata Classics labels and is a series artist for the Trinity Alps, and Amici Music chamber music series.
Also an active orchestral musician, Rachel enjoys performing with various Bay Area ensembles, including serving as concertmaster for the Livermore Valley Opera. Rachel held the post of concertmaster with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in Germany from 2009-2012, participating in dozens of international tours and collaborations, including performances in the Berlin Konzerthaus, Charles V Palace in Granada, Carnegie Hall and internationally broadcast performances with Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock at the O2 Arena in Berlin.
A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Rachel began her musical studies at the age of three with Mimi Zweig in the pre-college String Academy program at Indiana University. Joining their prestigious touring group at the age of eight, she is also featured in the Emmy-nominated film documentary about the group, Circling Around. She completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Michigan and completed her graduate studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, serving as an Associate Instructor in violin and studying with Alexander Kerr. A dedicated educator, Rachel runs a private violin/viola studio in Oakland, CA.

Why Rachel is a host

I'm a professional violinist/violist here in the Bay Area and besides performing myself, I love to promote my fellow artists! I've enjoyed performing at groupmuses for the last few years and after moving to a new place in Oakland decided that it would be a lot of fun to open up my place to host my friends/colleagues and other members of the groupmuse community. I love the atmosphere that groupmuse helps to create...bringing together people from all different generations, occupations etc. to explore and enjoy some awesome music!

Co-hosted groupmuses (1)

String Trios in Rockridge

  • Friday, March 16, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Lower Rockridge, Oakland Oakland, CA
  • Rachel Patrick host
This groupmuse happened 11 months ago