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Rachel Drehmann

Rachel Drehmann, can be found frequently on late night shows, or in the pits of Broadway...

Rachel Drehmann is a classically trained — but postmodern-inspired — horn-player-about-town based out of Harlem. As a freelancer she loves playing pop, rock, classical, contemporary, musical theater, you name it...basically a normal week's work in NYC. She can often be found playing in numerous Broadway orchestra pits, at Shakespeare in the Park, as a member of Banda de Los Muertos, and as founding member of infamous horn quartet Genghis Barbie.


Rachel grew up among the farms, cheese-lovers, and her fellow Packer fans outside of Green Bay, WI. She studied with Charles Kavalovski at the University of Minnesota and Jerome Ashby at the Aspen Music Festival and Manhattan School of Music, and over the subsequent years has become a vital part of the professional music scene throughout NYC and beyond. Rachel has recorded and/or shared the stage with Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Lorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Father John Misty, Danny Harrison, Arcade Fire, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, and Shakira. Her radio and television appearances have included NPR, Late Show With David Letterman, The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as Saturday Night Live appearances with Father John Misty and Arcade Fire, and live music videos with Lorde filmed at Electric Lady Studios for Vevo. She was also the horn player for the Love This Giant tour with pop/rock icons David Byrne and St. Vincent on a whirlwind year-long adventure of busing, biking, and playing shows all around the world. Most recently she performed and recorded as part of NBC’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar live on Easter Sunday. Rachel regularly performs with the American Symphony Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, American Ballet Theater, and Argento Chamber Ensemble and has also appeared as a soloist with Berkshire Bach Society, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and Burlington Chamber Orchestra. She has collaborated with Ann Ellsworth on concerti from the Dresden Court and has played recitals in New York and Dallas with David Cooper.
When she's not onstage — or out pillaging and conquering with Genghis Barbie — Rachel enjoys volleyball as well as managing a talented gang of violin bowmakers at Salchow & Sons.

 

My Kit

Essential
Must Haves

  • Extra mouthpiece in the case
  • Dental floss
  • My folding bike 
  • Cappuccino in the morning
  • Positive energy 

Something Worth Learning

Anything and everything.

Favorite Things

  • Feeling good!
  • Great friends and family
  • Wisconsin cheddar
  • The Green Bay Packers
  • Playing in a basketball league with my bro
  • Genghis Barbie

Practice Inspiration

Be able to set myself up with the fundamentals so I feel like I can play anything when performing.

If you always sound good, you'll never get better... Admit weaknesses and spend time on them everyday. 

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