Grand prize winner of the 2001 Vriendenkrans Competition in Amsterdam, Canadian cellist Rachel Mercer was a member of the Metro String Quartet from 1994-2000 and later joined Aviv Quartet in 2002. The quartet was the first prize winner of the Melbourne and Bordeaux competitions.
Rachel is also principal cellist of Via Salzburg, a chamber music series led by Mayumi Seiler and of award winning piano quartet Ensemble Made in Canada. She has won the Canada Council Instrument Bank Competition and she is now playing the legendary 1696 Bonjour Stradivarius cello.
“Room”, her “raw” sounding debut solo album, was released to worldwide critical acclaim (more details about it can be found here. Rachel's new single, "Dialogue IV" (composed by Uri Brener), was just released as part of the "Allergy To Consciousness" singles series. You can listen to it by clicking here.