Rachel Gawell, Cellist

Astoria, New York City

Discography

Head On, Personally, and Sixty Diamonds, 2020, Beecher's Fault

Pistons and Pistils, 2019, Baba Sonya

Nadila 2018 Baba Sonya 

Probably 2017 Baba Sonya 

Feels 2016 tiides

The People Things Work Out For Sessions, The Album 2016 Baba Sonya

Paris Under Fire, 2015 Paris Under Fire

Pillow Talk, 2015 Stood With Ghosts

How To Land A Hot Air Balloon 2015 Baba Sonya

Deliverance River City Extension 2015

The Ballroom Thieves EP 2013 The Ballroom Thieves 

Sorry, kid. 2012 a balladeer

The Devil & The Deep 2012 The Ballroom Thieves

Dead Man's Hand 2010 Harpeth Rising

untitled 2009 Anorak

 

Languages

English 

French  (sub-fluent)

Instruments

2005 James McKean Cello

Louis and Clark Carbon Fiber Cello

 

Ensembles &  Touring Experience
Baba Sonya

​2014- Present  vocals, cello, guitar, songwriting

Beecher's Fault (Rock Band, New York City)

​2019- Present vocals, cello, guitar

The Grownup Noise (Rock Band, Boston)

​2015- 2017 cello, vocals

River City Extension (Rock Band, New Jersey)

​2013 - 2014 cello, vocals, strings contractor

The Ballroom Thieves (Folk/Rock Band, Boston)

​2011 - 2013 cello, vocals

Harpeth Rising (bluegrass band, Kentucky)

​2010 - 2011 cello, vocals

Orchestral experience
Musical Theater
  • Handel Society of Dartmouth College

  • Cape Ann Symphony

  • New England Philharmonic

  • Bowling Green Western Symphony 

  • Ricciotti Ensemble

  • Codarts Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

  • Peabody Symphony Orchestra

  • Peabody Concert Orchestra

  • Fontainebleau Chamber Orchestra

  • Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

  •  Waitress the Musical, Brooks Atkinson Theater

  • Darling Grenadine, Roundabout Theatre

  • Cinderella, Paper Mill Playhouse

  • Wings reading, Sunlight Studios

  • Bliss workshop, New 42 St Studios

  • Man In The Ceiling, Bay Street Theater

  • Death of the Moon, Jerry Orbach Theater

  • Home for the Holidays, Surflight Theater

  • Annie Get Your Gun, Winchester Children's Theater

  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Milton Academy 

Education
Rotterdams Conservatorium

Postgraduate Study, Cello Performance

Peabody Conservatory of Music

Bachelor's of Music, Cello Performance, 2008