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Rachel Ku
Affiliate Artist, School of Music

Teaching at Cairn since 2013

Rachel Ku


  • M.Mus., New England Conservatory
  • B.Mus., Curtis Institute of Music



Violist Rachel Ku joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as the youngest member of the Orchestra in September, 2004 at the age of 19. She made her solo debut in Taipei in 1995. She has since made solo appearances with the Rice University Chamber Orchestra, and the Curtis Chamber Ensemble. In January, 2005 Ms. Ku performed Hindemith’s “Der Schwanendreher” as soloist with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Ku has received several awards and honors, including first prize in the 2004 Delaware Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition and second prize in the 2002 Riverside Symphonia Caprio Young Artists Competition and was awarded first prize at the 1997 Taiwan National Viola Competition. She has collaborated as chamber musician with such artists as Kim Kashkashian, Steven Isserlis, Julian Rachlin, Chantal Juillet, David Kim, Arnold Steinhardt, and Marcy Rosen.

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Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Applied Viola

Teaching at Cairn since 2013