Ms. Velvikis recently joined Richmond’s adjunct Music faculty for French horn instruction (fall 2009). She graduated from the Mannes College of Music in 2006, where she studied with David Jolley.
A native of Kenosha, WI, Rachel Velvikis has been playing French horn since the age of 10. Since then, she has been involved in many musical programs and groups. She participated in the Marlboro Music Festival for two summers, playing music with such greats as Radovan Vlatkovic. In 2003 and 2004, she was honored to play with Olivia Newton-John for her east coast tours, and in 2005 she performed on national television at the daytime Emmy awards. Rachel has been with the Richmond Symphony since January 2008.