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Rachel Lee Zhao


Rachel Lee White is currently pursuing her MM in Violin Performance with Almita Vamos at Roosevelt University. Rachel began her violin studies under Ewa Tryszynska, and the Audubon Quartet. She graduated in 2015 from Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with David Bowlin. While Rachel is focusing on a career as an orchestral musician, she is also inspired by contemporary chamber music, and continues to promote and collaborate with young visual artists and composers, hoping to create sustainable art for the future.

Why is music important to you? It's my flesh and blood. Music helps me solve problems and deal with emotions and issues in ways that words can never reach. Music connects some people and separates others. Live music especially is a creation of a moment and an energy that is irresistible and irreplaceable. Humans would be lesser creatures without this source of creative expression.

What do you like to do when you're not playing? Yoga, Art, Baking