Saturday, February 20, 2016

Rachel Knight | FIRST PRIZE, Cat.B | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition, Strings 2015/2016

First Prize
Rachel Knight 
Score: 90.1 | Cat.B

- Henriette Renie/ Legende

- Jean-Baptiste Loeillet/ Toccata in F

- Reinhold Gliere/ Impromptu

Artistic biography
Rachel Knight received her Masters of Music Degree from the University of Arizona with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin in 2014 and she is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts student at the University of Arizona. Rachel graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013 with an undergraduate degree in Harp Performance and Piano Performance.  During her senior year, she won both the UNC Concerto Competition and the Angie Southard Competition.  Since then, she has also won first place in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, the Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition and the AFAF Russian Festival Competition. Rachel has toured and recorded with University of Arizona’s HarpFusion, including being featured in a solo recital in Brazil. Last summer she performed as first harpist for the Summer Opera Program at the International Lyric Academy in Italy and she gave the opening solo recital in Hong Kong for Arizona Harp Experience Hong Kong Spectacular. Rachel has been featured in recital for the American Musicological Society, Arizona Harp Experience in Utah, and in recitals throughout Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. She has been the concerto soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and University of Northern Colorado Symphony Orchestra. 

Teacher: Dr. Carrol McLaughlin