Musician Profile: Rachel Noyes

Born into a family of musicians in Portland, Maine, violinist Rachel Noyes has taken the classical and contemporary Bay Area music scenes by storm. Fresh off her performance at the Superbowl’s Pre Game Show with Eclecta founder Shaina Evoniuk and the Earth Harp Collective, she answers a few questions for Eclecta.
How long have you been playing your instrument?
Since I was 3 years old.
Where did you attend school?
Cleveland Institute of Music, BM; University of Maryland, MM
If you could time travel, what year would you hang out in?
I would go to France in the 1910’s.
Proudest musical moment?
Participating in the Aspen Center for Advanced Quartet Studies as a member of the Chiara Quartet in 1996.
Greatest influence(s) musically?
I’m strongly influenced by Donald Weilerstein and the Cleveland Quartet, the Guarnari quartet in classical modalities, and find inspiration from many others
If you were an animal, what would you be?
A hummingbird.
Guilty pleasure pop song?
“Lovestoned/I Think She Knows” by Justin Timberlake
Other groups you’re involved with?

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Marin Symphony, California Symphony, Synchronicity Strings