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December, 17, 2021
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


W 181


Rachelle Puccini

Rachelle Puccini

Shifting Essentials

Clinic Synopsis:

A tactile approach to finding key areas on the violin and viola. This clinic will focus on how to teach shifting so the student is able to reliably find their way into higher positions and therefore be more in tune in upper positions.

Rachelle Puccini - Biographical Information

Violinist Rachelle Elizabeth Puccini is an active soloist and chamber musician. She has played with orchestras, and in venues throughout the country and abroad. Recently she was featured as a soloist and guest concertmaster with the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra, and recorded Kreisler’s Liebesfreud and Libeslied with pianist Paul Hamilton. She is currently working on a film for the violin and piano work Fratres by Arvo Part where she is the featured subject and recording artist. As an Eastman artist, Ms. Puccini enjoys giving clinics, recitals and masterclasses throughout the US and abroad. She teaches and performs all her educational engagements on an Eastman violin model VL928. In Chicago, she has built a successful violin studio, and is currently on faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago. Ms. Puccini holds a MM from Northwestern University, and a BM from Grand Valley State University. Principle teachers have been Dylana Jenson, Gerardo Ribeiro and Olga Kaler. Ms. Puccini concertizes on a 2015 Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin made especially for her.