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rachel currea: Bio

Pianist, Rachel Currea, is known for her sensitive, passionate, and graceful style as a soloist, composer, conductor, and collaborator. A Miami-based concert pianist and composer, she has produced two albums ("Inner Sound" and "Walking to You") featuring her own piano compositions and actively performs locally and abroad, most recently with Miami Piano Circle at New World Center, Miami Beach and Moscow, Russia.

Rachel began composing when she was 19 years old as a way to relax. Shortly after she composed her first few pieces, she suffered a serious auto accident with head trauma. For the next ten years Rachel found it nearly impossible to compose, but continued to perform and teach piano. Her breakthrough in composing again came with learning the art of meditation. Her CD of piano solos, “Inner Sound” is a tribute to this creative and personal breakthrough.

Rachel started performing as a church pianist at age 11, and has since performed in classical recitals as a soloist and collaborative artist in the US, the Middle East, and Europe. The first public performance of Rachel’s compositions was heard in recital in Amman, Jordan in 1993, where the US Ambassador wrote:

 “Both we and our Jordanian friends were charmed by your lovely performance. I especially appreciated your own composition, “Two Short Pieces”…”

During her time in Jordan, Rachel served as a faculty member at the National Music Conservatory, teaching music theory and developing a Music Therapy program for physically disabled children. Rachel was honored with the 1994 Leon Ettinger Award for outstanding Contributions in the Field of Music for her work in Jordan.

Her dedication to teaching has yielded students who have gone on to become national recording stars in their own right, from country music’s billboard charts to the classical stage.  Rachel has also shared the stage with opera singers such as Sandra Lopez, Elizabeth Caballero, Yvette Loynaz, and Tenor Stuart Neill, and has recently teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer and 17-time Classical Brit Award winner, Jon Cohen, to produce her latest single "Imminence".

She received both Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Piano from the University of Miami. Rachel's music can be heard on internet radio stations such as www.Pandora.com, Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, Sky.FM, and iTunes.