Artist Bio

Rachel Siu, cello

Australian cellist Rachel Siu received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Joel Krosnick. Her previous teachers include Peter Rejto and Susan Blake. Since debuting as a soloist at the age of seven at the Sydney Town Hall, Rachel has been invited to perform worldwide as both a soloist and chamber musician and has soloed with numerous orchestras, including the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra, and LGT Young Soloists, working under the baton of conductors such as Thomas Adès, and Long Yu. She has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Alice Tully Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie, and the Musikverein. Rachel is also a recipient of many awards, more recently the Gold Medal prize at the VIII David Popper International Cello Competition in Hungary, and was the winner of The Juilliard School concerto competition in 2017.

Rachel is currently teaching at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music - University of Sydney, and is a member of LGT Young Soloists. She was a Kovner Fellow and was awarded the William Schuman commencement prize for outstanding leadership and achievement during her time at Juilliard.