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Violinist Rachel Koblyakov, of American-Israeli origin, performs regularly as both soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and abroad, appearing in various halls, among which have included Printemps des Arts Festival of Monte-Carlo, Monaco, the ElbPhilharmonie Hamburg, the Philharmonie de Paris, Lucerne Festival and various stages in New York and the US.

At age 12 she gave her solo debut with the Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, and has since performed as soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France under the baton of Pierre-Andrè Valade, Hof Symphony, Aeon Ensemble New York, and Ukho Ensemble Kyiv under Luigi Gaggero, among others.

An avid supporter of the music of today, she has had the fortune to work closely with a number of composers, including Wolfgang Rihm, Matthias Pintscher, Stefano Gervasoni and Samuel Andreyev, and as guest with various new music ensembles, including Ensemble Modern and Ensemble Intercontemporain.
As soloist and first violinist of the Ukho Ensemble Kyiv she has given countless premieres of works by various composers, and has recorded 4 CDs: music by Stefano Gervasoni for Winter & Winter, chamber ensemble works of Toshio Hosakawa for Kairos, Alessandro Solbiati for EMI Vinci, and Samuel Andreyev for Kairos.

She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School of Music, New York, where she was a full scholarship student of Ronald Copes. Since then she has received an Artist Diploma in contemporary music from the Conservatoire Supérieur National de Musique de Paris with scholarships from Fondation Or du Rhin and Fondation Tarazzi, and has studied on full scholarship with Igor Volochine at the Ecole Normale de Musique - Salle Cortot. Her work as academist and member of the Alumni Young Performer’s Ensemble of Lucerne Festival has given her the opportunity to perform on a number of projects, including work with Barbara Hannigan, Sir Simon Rattle, Riccardo Chailly, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and choreographer Massimo Gerardi.

Passionate about collaboration between the arts, she has curated and performed various programs, including for the New York-based Aeon Ensemble, as well as work with visual artists Alex Cecchetti and Rainer Ganahl. On the front of musical education, she is co-founder and performer in the upcoming musical show “Tubalirum” for the young audience series in conjuction with the Barenboim-Said Academy at Boulez Saal, Berlin.

She can be heard in duo-collaboration with pianist Orlando Bass on a CD for Triton. Her upcoming solo debut CD is due for release by Orpheus Classical in 2021.

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Spring/Summer 2021

Violin Soliloquy - Solo Violin Debut Disc

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works for solo violin by Pierre Boulez, Wolfgang Rihm, Matthias Pintscher, Orlando Bass, and Paul Hindemith

previewed for release in 2021, as a disc and on all major streaming platforms

I'm excited to share with you my debut solo disc, featuring works close to my heart.
My aim was to pick music that displays - and sometimes juxtaposes - contrasting aspects of solo violin writing. This disc explores the duality one can find in this instrument's character: the lyrical and virtuosic personalities, its melodic and polyphonic capabilities.
The music spans 100 years and five generations. Each composer - the oldest born in 1895 and the youngest in 1994 - hails from a different generation and another aesthetic outlook. There is beauty, satire, song, and above all, metamorphosis in more ways than one.

The works on this CD all feature in my on-going solo recital series, violin : decategorized, which began with an invitation to perform at Glenn Cornett's Spectrum space in NYC in 2015.
Stay tuned (here or on instagram) for news on release-dates and concerts around this music, including a link on how you can be involved in the making-of if you would like!

Summer 2021

Violin and Piano Duo with pianist Orlando Bass for Sheva Collection

Sonatas by Sergei Prokofiev and Bela Bartok

previewed for release in 2021

more info coming up soon

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coaching

online or in-person violin coaching
specializing in the following fields:

contemporary violin music - approach and study •

efficient practicing techniques •

audition preparation •



contact

solo booking:
rkoblyakov[at]gmail[dot]com

duo booking with pianist Orlando Bass:
koblyakovbassduo[at]gmail[dot]com

visual arts collaboration:
please visit the kobweb for more information and to set up a consultation thekobweb.org palais_photo

photography by
Camille Cier - (above)
Michael Webber - bio and news pages

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[discography]

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Patrick Loiseleur: En Blanc et Noir for Triton
a disc featuring the composer's works for violin and piano, two pianos, and piano alone
in duo with pianist Orlando Bass for the "Beatitudes", a 40 minute cycle of 8 pieces

order from Tamino Productions

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Ukho Ensemble Kyiv
"Samuel Andreyev: Iridescent Notation" for KAIROS
available for purchase as a disc and on various streaming platforms

order from KAIROS here
Listen on Spotify Apple Music

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Ukho Ensemble Kyiv
"Toshio Hosokawa: Gardens", for KAIROS
a CD of music for small chamber ensemble
available for purchase as a disc and on various streaming platforms

order from KAIROS here listen on Spotify Apple Music

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Ukho Ensemble Kyiv
"Alessandro Solbiati: INSIEME", recorded for EMA Vinci
available for purchase as a disc and on various streaming platforms

order from EMA Vinci here Listen on
Spotify Apple Music

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Ukho Ensemble Kyiv
"Stefano Gervasoni: Pas Perdu", recorded for Winter & Winter
available for purchase as a disc and on various streaming platforms

order from Winter & Winter here listen on Spotify Apple Music

Rachel Koblyakov

violinist

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