Pianist Rachel Sohn’s past awards include first prize in the Sixth Annual Lyra Music Youth Competition, as well as sixth prize at the 2016 New York Piano Festival Competition, which granted her the opportunity to perform in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
She has also been featured as a soloist with several orchestras, most notably with the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, with whom she made her solo debut. As an active chamber musician and collaborator, Rachel has had the opportunity to work closely with world renowned artists such as Steven Doane, Robin Scott, and Yoojin Jang.
Her most recent summer festival experiences include the 2022 Chautauqua Piano Institute and the Hiiumaa Homecoming Festival in 2020, where she had the pleasure to study with artists such as Robert McDonald, Boris Petrushansky, and Asaf Zohar, among many others. In addition, Rachel has had the honor of participating in masterclasses by renowned pedagogues such as Jon Nakamatsu, Simone Dinnerstein, Pavlina Dokovska, and Eteri Andjaparidze.
Rachel is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in piano performance with Evelyne Brancart at the Jacobs School of Music as an appointed Associate Instructor of piano. She was previously under the tutelage of Alexander Kobrin at the Eastman School of Music, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree with High Distinction. In the fall, she will begin her Doctoral studies at the Jacobs School.