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I'm very happy to announce that I have won First Prize at the 44th National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) Competition! After having won the Eastern Region competition in March, I headed to Chicago to compete in the final rounds and was awarded the top prize. Catch one of my prize performances in New York and Las Vegas - stay tuned for more info!
Read more about my win at NATS.
I'v had a successful few months in the world of competitions. Weeks before winning the NATSAA competition, I won 3rd place in the competitive Jensen Foundation competition and made it to the Finals in the Hans Gabor Belvedere competition in Cape Town.
Visit the media page to watch a full-length video of my debut with Opera Paralèlle in 2014. I sings Jesse in Weill's "Mahagonny Songspiel" and Thérèse/Tirésias in Poulenc's "Les mamelles de Tirésias".
Rachel got rave reviews for her performances with Hawai'i Opera Theatre this season. The Honolulu Star Advertiser hailed her "glorious lyrical voice" as Johanna in Sweeney Todd and declared that "[she] delivered a beautifully enticing "siren song" throughout and looked the part of a young sailor's ideal, a glamorous globe-trotting model" for her portrayal of Diana in Siren Song. Check out the press page for more, and the gallery to see some fantastic production photos!
I'm happy to announce the release of the first commercial CD on which I'm featured! It is a CD of contemporary American music written for the Chinese Pipa, played by the amazing Yang Jing. I am lucky enough to have recorded a work entitled "Rumi Songs" which was written especially for me and Jing by composer and friend Thomas Osborne. It is a great piece, so check out the CD (called "Elements" and released on Albany Records) if you get a chance and head to the media page to hear clips.