Rachel Mercer


Rachel Mercer

Described as a “pure chamber musician” (Globe and Mail) creating “moments of pure magic” (Toronto Star), Canadian cellist Rachel Mercer has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across five continents. Grand prize winner of the 2001 Vriendenkrans Competition in Amsterdam, Mercer is currently principal cello of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. With a first love of chamber music, Mercer also plays with the Mercer-Park Duo and AYR Piano Trio, and is Artistic Director of the “5 at the First” Chamber Music Series in Hamilton.


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