born in the United States
Rachel Calin has been called “a bassist that deserves a place in the sun”, and “a lyrical soloist in command of her instrument” by the New York Times. In 1994 she won the Juilliard Concerto Competition, making her concerto debut at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Orchestra, and subsequently has made solo appearances with the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, Sejong Soloists, and has give numerous recitals across North America.Recent recordings include collaborations with the violinist Gil Shaham in both the Hartmann Violin Concerto as part of his 1930's Violin Concertos Project, and in a disc celebrating the 200 Year Anniversaries of Haydn and Mendelssohn, both on Mr. Shaham's Canary Classics label.
Ms. Calin attended The Juilliard School as a full scholarship student of Homer Mensch, and is currently on the faculty of the Perlman Music Program and the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. Ms. Calin currently performs on a double bass crafted in 1690 by Carlo Giuseppe Testore.