Violinist Rachel Saul, originally from Tucson AZ, has been performing with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra since 2012. Rachel received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Northwestern University Bienen School of Music studying under Gerardo Ribeiro, and her Master of Music in Violin Performance from Boston University College of Fine Arts studying under Peter Zazofsky. Rachel’s additional orchestral experience includes performing with the Hawaii Opera Theatre, Hawaii Pops, O’ahu Choral Society, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
In 2006, she made her solo debut performing the Bruch Violin Concerto appearing with the Tucson Pops Orchestra. Rachel has served as Concertmaster for the Benefit Orchestra in Honolulu, Palaver Strings, BU Choral Society Orchestra, BU Chamber Orchestra, BU Opera Orchestra, and the North Shore Chamber Orchestra among others, often responsible for several substantial solos.
She has worked with renowned String Quartets such as the Muir, Pacifica, Takács, Pro Arte, Chiara, St. Petersburg, Miami, Chester, and Vermeer String Quartets. She has performed at many summer festivals around the world, including the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria, the National Orchestral Institute, Atlantic Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Rocky Ridge Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Chamber Music in the Mountains.
Rachel enjoys performing in Honolulu, from gypsy jazz at the world famous Blue Note Hawaii to a live televised performance with Sean Na’auao at the 2016 Na Hoku Awards. Recent chamber music appearances include at Hawai’i Public Radio’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Ward’s Rafters, and University of Hawai’i faculty chamber recitals.
Rachel teaches at Punahou Music School, founded and conducts the After-School Strings Program at the Mid-Pacific Institute Elementary, is a Teaching Artist with Kalikolehua El Sistema Hawaii, and maintains a private violin studio. To learn more, please visit www.rachelsaulviolin.com