Rachel Ostler, violin

Colburn Conservatory of Music

How did you choose my instrument?

My older sister had started taking lessons and I wanted to play the violin too! I was really little but thankfully my parents let me. I fell in love with the virtuosity of the violin over time as I was exposed to the wealth of violin repertoire as well as the history of just incredibly great violinists, but there was really never a moment I can think about where I would have not wanted to play the violin.

What piece are you most excited to play this season?

Verklärte Nacht

What have you learned from AYS so far and what are you hoping to gain from AYS in the future?

Experience and more experience. Maestro Treger creates such an inspiring atmosphere in rehearsal, and performing under his direction while surrounded by such talented and committed musicians is just so energizing.

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