Rachell Ellen Wong
Violinist Rachell Ellen Wong is at home both with the modern and the baroque violin.
She has soloed with orchestras across the US and abroad. Recent concerts include a tour with the New Zealand String Quartet, performing Alexander Ekman’s ballet Cacti with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and recitals with world renowned pianists Anton Nel and Byron Schenkman.
She was the Grand Prize winner in the 52nd Sorantin International Young Artist Competition, a prizewinner at the 2014 Heida Hermanns International Music Competition, and Grand Prize winner at the 2013 International Crescendo Music Awards. Recent music festivals include the Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum Chamber Seminar at the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Tafelmusik Baroque Institutes, the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, the Sarasota Music Festival, the London Masterclasses, the Starling-Delay Violin Symposium, and the New Mexico Chamber Music Festival. She has often performed with Heifetz on Tour, a performing group and residency school program part of the Heifetz International Music Institute.
Rachell is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, and will be starting a master’s degree in the Historical Performance program. Rachell received her Masters of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, in the studios of Mark Kaplan and Stanley Ritchie. She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas at Austin, in the studio of Brian Lewis. She currently lives in New York, NY. Rachell also loves playing the Scottish fiddle.