Rachel Kolly


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New album "Lyrical Journey" for violin & piano is out in September 2017 and has been nominated for an ICMA Award 2018 for best CD in the "chamber music category". Last three albums all nominated for International Classical Music Awards; won ICMA Best Soloist Award in 2012 for "French Impressions".


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New Prize!

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Rachel was awarded the Cultural Prize - Music 2017 on September 22 from the Canton de Vaud! This prize is given in recognition of her career.


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"Simply the most talented Swiss soloist in a century."

"The best version of Chausson's Poëme I've ever heard. And the deepest, in which the expressive strength is astonishing. A sorcerer."

Read the latest interviews and reviews. Supersonic Award given in October 2017 for CD Lyrical Journey. Read here/


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- 01 DEC 2017 «BBC Mag» 4 **** D'Alba's tonal sumptuousness!
- 27 NOV 2017 «PH+ARTS" "Remarkable duo. Intelligent, deep, warm."
- 01 NOV 2017 "Diapason" 5***** "On this CD, Kolly d'Alba rivals the best inspired versions by Heifetz and Kogan"
"Without doubt the most captivating rendition since the incomparable recording by Ferras/Barbizet in 1965."
- 27 OCT 2017 «Radio Swiss Classic» "Just as strong a personality today as she was 17 years ago"
- 24 OCT 2017 "Such line and coherence in her playing!"
- 15 OCT 2017, «Pizzicato Mag», U. Krusche: Supersonic Award - «Extraordinarily played!»


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17 08 2019 UK, Egton Bridge
Location: St Hedda, North York Moore Festival- 19:00
CHAMBER MUSIC: with Christian Chamorel, piano, and Jamie Walton, cello
PROGRAM - Tabakova. Schubert, Mozart