Rachel Saul, Strings
Violinist Rachel Saul performs and teaches with an enthusiastic passion for music and its life changing benefits. She is a member of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, and additionally performs with the Hawai’i Opera Theatre, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Maui Chamber and Maui Pops Orchestra, and Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. At Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, she received her Bachelor in Music (BM) studying under Gerardo Ribeiro under a full scholarship. She received her Masters in Music (MM) degree from Boston University College of Fine Arts, studying under Peter Zazofsky. Rachel has collaborated or studied with world-class violinists from Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras and string quartets such as the Muir, Pacifica, Takacs, Chiara, St. Petersburg, and others.
In 2006, she performed as a soloist with the Tucson Pops Orchestra. She has participated in music festivals such as the Hawai’I Performing Arts Festival, American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria, National Orchestral Institute, Atlantic Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Rocky Ridge Music Festival, Interlochen Arts Camp, Chamber Music in the Mountains and more. She also performs and records with diverse talent such as Eminem, Sean Na’auao and Mike Love, in addition to appearing in concerts at Blue Note, HPR’s Atherton Studio, and University of Hawaii.
Rachel has taught private and group lessons throughout the United States for over a decade at institutions such as the Suzuki Institute of Boston and UpBeat Music & Arts in Chicago. In 2013, she co-founded the After-School Strings Program at Mid-Pacific Institute and is a Teaching Artist with Kalikolehua – El Sistema Hawai’i. She maintains an active private violin studio in Honolulu and teaches chamber music at Punahou Music School.
Further biographical info can be found at: rachelsaulviolin.com