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Bella Spotlight of the Week: Rachael

Hey all! Let’s get to know of our Vegas cellists, Rachael, a little bit better today. She has been with Bella Strings since the beginning and has continued to rock with us throughout the years. Rach is downright one of the coolist chicks in town!

Where did you grow up?
Niantic, CT

What made you decide to play the cello?
My older brother already played the violin and I’ve always been pretty competitive, so when I wasn’t as good as him when I first started, I decided to switch to the cello after my first year.

Are there other musicians in your family?
My mom and brother both play violin/viola. We’ve grown up playing together, so no matter how long it’s been, we always gel right away. My mom does a good job of getting us to sign up for a few workshops each year – it’s tough to find time, but I’m always super glad she gets us playing together!

What music do you most enjoy performing?
Tough, I really love performing all types of music. No matter how crazy my day is, I’m always more energized and centered after playing.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A veterinarian… until I went with our family puppy to get a check up! 🙂

What’s your favorite memory from a Bella gig?
Playing with The Killers for Obama!

What do you like to do in your free time?
Love having time to go for a long run and taking a nap afterwards 🙂


Have a great day, everyone!

  • by nina
  • posted at 7:45 pm
  • September 14, 2013