Rachel Harmatuk Pino

Violin (February)

Rachel Harmatuk Pino, Violin (February)Carolina Chamber Music Festival Rachel Harmatuk Pino, violinist, from New Bern, NC, has taught and performed internationally and across the US. She is Principal 2nd Violin for the Long Bay Symphony Orchestra, Executive Director of Trent River Chamber Players, and Concertmaster of New Bern Civic Strings. She has appeared as Principal 2nd Violin in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Opera Carolina and has performed with the Crystal Coast Choral Society, Greenville Choral Society, Carolina Chamber Music Festival, RiverTowne Repertory Players, New Bern Civic Theater, Ratio Theatre, and Cape Fear Regional Theater. She has also served as guest Principal Second Violin of the Amman Symphony Orchestra in Jordan.
Ms. Pino books orchestras and performs for Craven Community Chorus, Carolina Coast Choral Festival, and New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Rachel frequently appears as a teacher at the NC Suzuki Institute at East Carolina University, in classes presented by the Greenville Suzuki Association, and as adjunct professor at Craven Community College. Rachel was a Suzuki Violin student from the age of 5 and studied with Andrea Thomas and Joanne Bath. She has Suzuki Certification from Teacher Trainers Joanne Bath, Joanne Martin, Enid Cleary, James Hutchins and Vera McCoy-Sulentic, and she holds both Long–Term Certification and multiple Short–Term Suzuki Violin Certifications in Volumes 1–10. After studying at the UNC School of the Arts, winning her division of the NC Music Teachers’ National Association Competition, and graduating from New Bern High School, she studied with Lucy Chapmann at The Boston Conservatory and received Master’s degrees from East Carolina University in Suzuki Pedagogy (with Joanne Bath) and Violin Performance. In 2006, she founded New Bern Suzuki Strings, which now has nearly 80 violin students of all ages. For more about Ms. Pino, visit www.trentriverchamberplayers.com and www.newbernsuzukistrings.com.