Violinist Rachell Wong attended the Heifetz Institute in 2015 and 2016 as a member of the prestigious Ashkenasi / Kirshbaum Chamber Music Seminar and has been a frequent Heifetz On Tour performer. She returns as an Artist in Residence in 2019, for the Heifetz Baroque Workshop, a new initiative from the Heifetz International Music Institute.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Wong has soloed with orchestras across the US and abroad. Recent concerts include national tours with Juilliard415, solo performances with the National Symphony Orchestra of Panama, a multiple concert tour with the New Zealand String Quartet, and recitals with world-renowned pianists Anton Nel and Byron Schenkman.
She has won numerous prizes in international and national competitions, including the Grand Prizes in the 52nd Sorantin International Young Artist Competition, and the 2013 International Crescendo Music Awards. Notable music festivals include the Valley of the Moon Festival, American Bach Soloists Academy, Ashkenazi/Kirshbaum Chamber Seminar, Tafelmusik Baroque Institutes, Sarasota Music Festival, London Masterclasses, and the Starling-Delay Violin Symposium held at the Juilliard School.
Rachell is a proud Kovner Fellow in the Historical Performance program at The Juilliard School. She received her Masters of Music as a Jacobs Fellow from Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music in the studios of Mark Kaplan and Stanley Ritchie. She loves to explore her multi-race heritage by studying diverse styles, including the Scottish fiddle. She lives in New York, NY.