Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Rae is a violist currently based out of Toronto. Throughout North America, Rae brings her passion for performance and education. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory and the Victoria Conservatory of Music through Camosun College.
As a soloist, she has shared the stage as a soloist with the Sooke Philharmonic and Sidney Classical Orchestra. As well, Rae has premiered new works, including the opportunity to play as the selected soloist for a composer reading with the Victoria Symphony. To promote her enthusiasm of new music, as part of a recent West Coast concert series, she commissioned a viola/piano duo for a selected young composer.
While studying, Rae found a love for engaging with her surrounding communities. As a Community, Performances and Partnerships at NEC and as a Morse and GLUCK fellow at Juilliard, she brought performance and education to public schools, hospitals and retirement homes. Currently, Rae is a teaching artist for Sistema Toronto as well as a private violin teacher.
She has been participant of The Banff Center masterclasses, Heifetz Summer Institute, Juilliard Chamberfest and the National Arts Center Young Artist Program. Rae currently plays a 2010 Topa viola.
Outside of music, Rae enjoys the thrills of creative writing and riding around the city on her bike, stopping in at a local cafe for a warm coffee and baked good!