Rachel Calin has been called “a lyrical soloist in command of her instrument” by the New York Times. In 1994 she won the Juilliard Concerto Competition, making her concerto debut at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Orchestra, and subsequently has made solo appearances with the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, Sejong Soloists, and has given numerous recitals across North America. As a chamber musician, Ms. Calin has collaborated with Lawrence Dutton, Leon Fleisher, Ronald Leonard, and Itzhak Perlman, among others. Recent recordings include collaborations with the violinist Gil Shaham in both the Hartmann Violin Concerto as part of his 1930's Violin Concertos Project, and in a disc celebrating the 200 Year Anniversaries of Haydn and Mendelssohn, both on Mr. Shaham's Canary Classics label. Ms. Calin attended The Juilliard School as a full scholarship student of Homer Mensch, and is currently on the faculty of the Perlman Music Program and at CCM, the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Calin currently performs on a double bass crafted in 1690 by Carlo Giuseppe Testore.