Rachel Desoer - Cello

Rachel Desoer - Cello


Juilliard School

Oberlin College

McGill University

The Banff Centre

Rachel Desoer is a Canadian cellist and teacher. She studied at the Juilliard School, Oberlin College, McGill University and the Banff Centre. She graduated from Oberlin in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music degree.


Since 2009, Rachel has taught the cello and chamber music to students of all ages privately as well as at schools, festivals and Universities. With individualized goals, Rachel’s teaching focuses on musicianship, historical performance and chamber music skills as well as cello technique. Rachel has been hired by such institutions as: University of Toronto, Guildhall, Central Okanagan Public Schools, Music at Port Milford etc.


Rachel was the cellist of the Cecilia String Quartet from 2010 to 2018. In this ensemble, Rachel toured extensively around the world, recorded 4 albums on the Analekta label and taught at the University of Toronto. Touring has allowed Rachel to perform at such inspiring venues as Wigmore Hall, The Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Konzert Haus Berlin and many more. The Cecilia Quartet also made educational programming a priority and performed hundreds of presentations for schools. In 2014, the quartet created a concert series called Xenia concerts specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum and their families.


Currently, Rachel is the principal cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia and an active chamber musician.


To inquire about Rachel, cello lessons, or our programming in general don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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