Pianist / Music Arrangement
Rachel is an active solo and collaborate
pianist who unleashes tremendous passion and color through her performance. She is a currently the pianist and organist of Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass and performing 120 concerts per year through out the United States. Rachel is also pursuing Doctoral of Musical Arts in Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she received the Master of Church Music, Piano Performance degree. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. After her bachelor study, Rachel joined the Pilgrim Ensemble in Korea and served for seven years as pianist, performed 100 concerts per year and touring Thailand, China, Korea,
Iraq, Kuwait, as well as United States including Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium in New York, Crystal Cathedral, CA, and at the Embassy of Korea in Washington D.C. She recorded two CDs with the Pilgrim Ensemble. Rachel was named as an honorary ambassador for the Korea Food for the Hungry International, Africa Future Foundation, the medical organization to support ADIS treatment in Africa, and as the cultural arts honorary ambassador of the Seoul Metro as one of the members of the Pilgrim Ensemble. She won at the 17th National Student Music Competition in Korea and received the grand prize, the Minister of Education award. During her master study, Rachel received Wayne (Polly) McNeely Piano Award and James McKinney Outstanding Performer Award from the Southwestern School of Church Music and Cathinka Venth Scholarship from the Euterpean Club. Rachel had a recital as a guest pianist for the Fort Worth Music Teacher Forum in April 2013. She was one of the winners of the 2011 Piano Texas International Academy & Festival Concerto Competition and soloed with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Rachel released her sacred piano solo album ‘The Love and My Songs.’ She is also a member of ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers).