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B I O G R A P H Y


The highly acclaimed American guitarist Rachel Schiff began playing the guitar at age 5.  She began her musical education at the prestigious "National High School Music Institute" with Professor Mark Maxwell.  At the age of 16, she was awarded the Grand Prix at the a competition which was open to all instruments and subsequently enabled her to perform many concerts.  In the following years, Rachel was a repeated prize winner of the Society of American Musicians Youth Competition.

In 2005, Rachel Schiff entered the class of Professor Anne Waller at Northwestern University and completed her Bachelor of Music in 2009.  She then graduated at the world-renowned Accedemia Chigiana Musicale in the class of Professor Oscar Ghiglia with the award Diploma di Merito.  After completing her Master of Music at Northwestern University in 2010, Rachel moved to Germany to develop her artistic skills with the famous Professor Dale Kavanagh at the Koblenz International Guitar Academy.   This experience gave Rachel highly valuable musical impulses, which continue to shape her playing today. A year later she began a Post-Graduate study at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln under the guidance of celebrated Argentian guitarist Robeto Aussel, which she completed in 2013 with great success. In the same year, Rachel was a prize winner at the Niksic International Guitar Competition in Montenegro, and was thus broadcast on both national radio and television live.

As a soloist, Rachel has participated in master classes and festivals with prominent musicians of the international guitar scene, such as Eliot Fisk, Alvaro Pierri, David Russel, Bill Kanengiser, Shinichi Fukuda, Raphaella Smits, Elena Papandreou, Antigoni Goni, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.

In addition to her performances, Rachel is currently completing a Master of Arts in music pedagogy and teaching at the Heinen Musik- und Malschule as well as the Musikschule der Stadt Hennef.

C O N C E R T S 


Apr17
May14
Jun10
Jun16
Jul7
Aug21
Sept16
Nov8
Nov10

17 April, 2017 - 18:00
Gross St. Martin
Cologne, Germany

14 May, 2017 - 13:00
Private Event
Cologne, DE

10 June, 2017 - 18:00
Klang-Abend "Musikalische Phänomenologie"
HfMT Köln Klassenabend
Cologne, DE

16 June, 2017 - 19:00
Concert with Blake Weston, Clarinet
Cologne-Neuehrenfeld, Germany

07 July, 2017 - 19:00
Konzert in der Trinitatiskirche
Solo Guitar
Bonn, Germany

21-23 August, 2017
CD Recording in Paris, FR

16 September, 2017 - 19:30
Gitarrenkonzerte im Stadtmuseum Siegburg
Spanische Portraits
Siegburg, DE

8 November, 2017
KunstSalon: Musik in den Häusern der Stadt
L'heure espagnole
Cologne, DE

10 November, 2017
KunstSalon: Musik in den Häusern der Stadt
L'heure espagnole
Bonn, DE

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May4
Aug11
Aug13
Aug13
Sept17
Dec18

4 May, 2016 - 21:00 Uhr
Gross Sankt Martin
Cologne, DE

11 August, 2016 - 20:00 Uhr
Recontres Musicales d'Iroise
Manoir de Kerenneur
Plourin, FR

13 August, 2016 - 17:00 Uhr
Recontres Musicales d'Iroise
Chapelle Dom Michel
Le Conquet, FR

13 August, 2016 - 20:30 Uhr
Recontres Musicales d'Iroise
Chapelle Notre Dame du Val
Trébabu, FR

17 September, 2016 - 19:00 Uhr
Kölner Musiknacht 2016
Spanische Porträts
Karl Rahner Akademie, Neumarkt, Cologne

18 December, 2016 - 10:30 Uhr
Christmas Concert with Students
Kerpen, Germany

M E D I A


Albeniz: Mallorca, op. 202
Recorded July 2017

VIII international Niksic Guitar Compeition – 2013
Rachel Schiff plays in the final round of the Niksic Guitar Competition, broadcast live on RTS Atlas
  I. John Dowland - The Frog Galliard
  II. Johann Kaspar Mertz - Elegie
  III. Isaac Albeniz - Mallorca

Carlo Domeniconi: Koyunbaba, Op. 19
Rachel Schiff performs at the Indigo Gallery (June 2010)

Dowland: Frog Galliard and Sor: Fantasie, Op. 27
Recorded June 2013

Rachel Schiff plays as part of the Frauen im Fokus series "Les Grandes Dames de la Guitare" (June 2014)
Emilia Giuliani: Variazioni Su Un Tema Mercadante op.9

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