A winner of the 2017 Astral Artists National Auditions and First Prize winner of the 2019 Ima Hogg Competition, Rachel O’Brien also won the 2013 Lyon & Healy Award and has received multiple prizes including the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s Anne Jett Rogers Award and the Saratoga Harp Colony “Play with the Pros” Competition. The 2015 Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) Presser Scholar, she has been soloist with the Houston Symphony, and has been an orchestral harpist with the Akron, Firelands, and Roanoke symphony orchestras. Rachel holds both a Bachelor and a Master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and currently serves on the faculty of Hollins University in Virginia. Rachel has an ever-growing presence on social media, with over 50,000 followers.
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