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Grammy-award winning flutist and piccolo specialist, Rachel Braude, has been a prominent member of the Boston music scene for many years.  She is on the faculties of Dartmouth College, Northeastern University,  and the New England Conservatory of Music (Preparatory Division).  Rachel is the former piccoloist of the St. Louis Symphony and currently holds the position of piccolo with  the Portland Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Opera Boston.  She is also a frequent performer with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Boston Pops Esplanade, Boston Pops Orchestra,  and the Boston Symphony.  She has regularly performed in every role in the flute section, from principal to piccolo. Rachel is a long-time member of the prestigious Arizona Music Fest and in the summers can be found at the New Hampshire Music Festival and teaching at the magical Greenwood Music Camp (Junior Division).  Rachel won a Grammy in 2019 for her participation in Tobias Pinker’s Opera The Fantastic Mr. Fox with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.  She is the former instructor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; the Rhode Island College, School of Music; and was  interim lecturer in flute at the University of Rhode Island, School of Music.  Rachel is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School.  She can be heard on  the Chandos, Naxos, New World and BMOP Sound labels.   Rachel is married to the violinist and Concertmaster, Charles Dimmick.  Their daughter Chloe, age 10,  is also an aspiring violinist and author.  They all share their home with two surprisingly clumsy black cats, Bod and Silas, who stoically put up with all the racket.

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