Rachel Charbel head shot

Rachel Charbel

Instrument: Violin

Education: Bachelor of Music from University of Texas, Master of Music from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Hometown: Bellingham, Washington

Current neighborhood: Westwood, Ohio

Joined the CSO in 2015

Inspirations as a musician: I am very inspired by younger musicians and students. It’s very inspiring to watch when their efforts pay off and they achieve a new level or skill. It also reminds me how much I still have to learn!

Current playlist: The Beatles’ White Album and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang - The Brahms Violin Sonatas, Paco de Lucia - Entre Dos Aguas, Beirut - No no no, and David Bowie - Hunky Dory.

Hobbies: Gardening, board games, hiking, and helping my husband renovate houses