Rachel Patrick began her musical studies at the age of three with Mimi Zweig in the pre-college String Academy program at Indiana University. At the age of eight, she joined their prestigious touring group, the Violin Virtuosi. As a member of this ensemble, Ms. Patrick has taken part in successful concert tours of France, Japan and the United States, including a benefit concert for the Harlem School for String in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.
In addition to her performance experiences with the Violin Virtuosi, Ms. Patrick has performed as soloist with orchestras across the United States. A winner of the Indianapolis Symphony Side-by-Side Concerto Fellowship, she was also the recipient of the Maurer Young Artist Award in the same year. Ms. Patrick has also presented solo recitals in France and much of the United States.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Patrick was the recipient of the Suzuki and Friends Chamer Music Fellowship, participating in their chamber music concert series. She has also presented chamber music recitals throughout the United States and Europe collaborating with such artists as Allison Eldredge, Scott Klusksdahl, Christoph Huebner and Yehonatan Berick among others and working with Osvaldo Golijov on a program celebrating his compositions at the University of Michigan.
Also an up and coming orchestral player, Ms. Patrick has served as the concertmaster of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra which included a North American tour culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Opera Orchestra, the Indiana University Chamber Orchestra, as guest concertmaster of the Hollins Chamber Orchestra on a recent tour to Italy, and as guest concertmaster for the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra's 40th Anniversary Gala performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, to rave reviews. As a concertmaster, she has worked with such solo artists as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Muller-Schott and Lang Lang and with conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Uriel Segal, David Effron, Arthur Fagen, Robert Spano, Hugh Wolff, David Zinman, Christoph von Dohnanyi and Christoph Eschenbach. She was also a concertmaster of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra 2009 and on the orchestra’s recent North American Tour, a role which she will reprise during the 2010 Festival this summer with concerts in Warsaw, Budapest, Prague and throughout Germany.
Ms. Patrick has participated in the Meadowmount School for Strings, the International Music Academy of Montpellier, as an Artist Apprentice at the Killington Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra Academy. She has participated in master classes and coachings with Pamela Frank, Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Silverstein, Joshua Bell, Ruggiero Ricci, Lorand Fenyves, The Takacs, Fine Arts, Orion and Penderecki Quartets, Robert McDonald and Martin Katz among others.
Ms. Patrick completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Michigan studying with Stephen Shipps and Yehonatan Berick and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music serving as an Associate Instructor and studying with Alexander Kerr.