Rachel Hall

Harpist

Rachel Lee Hall has appeared as soloist with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra, and Cleveland's Suburban Symphony Orchestra. The Lyon & Healy Award winner in 2013, Ms. Hall appeared in recital in Chicago's Lyon & Healy Concert Hall. She has also been awarded prizes from competitions such as the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s Anne Jett Rogers Award, the Saratoga Harp Colony “Play with the Pros” competition, the RYSO Young Artist’s Awards, and the James Bland Music Contest of the Lions Club. The 2015 CIM Presser Scholar, Ms. Hall was a winner of the 2015 CIM Concerto Competition, and was also the recipient of the Alice Chalifoux Award. She has also performed as principal harpist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and has also been a fellow with the National Repertory Orchestra.

Ms. Hall is passionate about advocating for classical music and the harp to new audiences, and regularly performs in non-traditional spaces such as schools, nursing homes, private homes, marketplaces, and mountain overlooks. She maintains a private harp studio and is also an instructor of eurhythmics, an approach to classical music through movement. Ms. Hall received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied harp performance under the tutelage of Yolanda Kondonassis. Rachel Lee Hall can be found in Roanoke, a valley nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.