2019 Round Top Music Festival
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
Rachel Tormann was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. At the age of 12 she received the Kingston Symphony Association's top prize, the Allan-Jack Award. In 2016, after placing first in both municipal and provincial levels of the Kiwanis Music Festival, Rachel proceeded to the Open Woodwind Division of Canada's National Music Competition, where she was awarded first place. The same year, she was the winner of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra's annual concerto competition. Other awards include the Itani Award for excellence in flute, the Avery College Scholarship, the Queens Performing Arts Award, and the Jacobs Scholar Award. Tormann is currently a junior at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, where she is on full scholarship studying with Professor Thomas Robertello. Here she frequently performs as principal flute of the Jacobs School of Music Philharmonic Orchestra. Tormann has attended many summer festivals including Sarasota Music Festival, Domaine Forget, and Orford, working with flutists Emmanuel Pahud, Philippe Bernold, and Mathieu Dufour, among others.