Critically acclaimed by The Baltimore Sun as “a musician of the most propulsive of lines in deftly synchronized fashion,” Rachel Choe is currently the principal flute of the Washington Chamber Orchestra and was a former principal flute of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. She was the special presentation winner of the Artists International New York and a top prize winner of the Korea Flutist Association, Chunchu Music, Ewha Concerto, Chosun News-paper, and Seoul Youth Chamber Competitions, and a finalist of the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra Concerto Award. Choe has appeared as a soloist with Washington Chamber Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Ewha Symphony and Ewha String Ensemble. She was selected as one of two flutists for Carnegie Hall’s professional workshop of David Robertson and performed at its Zankel Hall. Choe has performed in the prestigious concert halls including Sidney Opera House, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. She has participated in the Norfolk, Orford, Bowdoin and Aspen Music Festivals, and the Zurich International Master Class. “Après un rêve,” the first solo album shows her endless exploration and musical experiments. As much as she performs in celebrated venues and festivals, she reaches out to underserved areas including a Syrian refuge camp in the Middle East and Orchkids of Baltimore Symphony as a performer and an educator.
Raised in Seoul, Rachel Choe holds a Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University where she studied with Marina Piccinini, along with a Bachelor of Music from Ewha Women’s University in Korea, summa cum laude. She is a flute faculty member at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.