Rachel Kolly, violin

Rachel is without question one of the two or three best violinists of her generation. Kolly has that magical touch that commands attention from the first sounds that strike the ears—a shimmering, embracing tone (she plays a 1732 Strad), a fast vibrato that recalls Heifetz, a sense that there is no effort involved in her playing, a huge range of colors and dynamics, and a capacity for unlimited expressivity without resorting to exaggeration.
Robert Markow, for Fanfare Magazine USA


Her electrifying intensity and deep involvement with the emotional narrative of each piece makes an indelible impact and feels like a throwback to a golden age when making music felt like an act of celebration. Kolly’s hypnotic performance is a triumph of interpretative incandescence as she weaves in and out of the music’s surging textures.
Julian Haylock for Strad Magazine
"The best Swiss soloist in one century! With Rachel, we can finally hope Swiss artists will play a major role on international stages. It has been quite calm, recently...
K. Luhers-Kaiser - Sonntagzeitung