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Violinist Rachel Koblyakov performs regularly as both soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and abroad, appearing in various halls, among them are the Printemps des Arts Festival of Monte-Carlo, Monaco, the ElbPhilharmonie Hamburg, the Philharmonie de Paris, Lucerne Festival and various stages across the US. At age 12 she gave her solo debut with the Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, and has since performed as soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France under the baton of Pierre-Andrè Valade, among others. An avid supporter of the music of today, she has had the fortune to work closely with a number of composers, including Wolfgang Rihm, Matthias Pintscher, Stefano Gervasoni and Samuel Andreyev, and as guest with various new music ensembles, including Ensemble Modern and Ensemble Intercontemporain. As soloist and first violinist of the Ukho Ensemble Kyiv she has given countless premieres of works by various composers, including the recording of four discs. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School of Music, New York, on full scholarship with Ronald Copes, an Artist Diploma from the Conservatoire Supérieur National de Musique de Paris, and has studied on full scholarship with Igor Volochine at the Ecole Normale de Musique - Salle Cortot. Passionate about collaboration between the arts, she has curated and performed various programs, and is founder of the kobweb. She can be heard in duo-collaboration with pianist Orlando Bass on a CD for Triton. Her upcoming solo debut CD is due for release in 2021. PC Michael Webber

Rachel Koblyakov

Violin

Paris, France