Press

Podcast guest on In two bags, September 2017:

Cincinnati Enquirer, Two musical startups take root in Cincinnati, April 2017
“an accomplished composer… influenced by the unique sounds of China”

Movers & Makers Cincinnati, What to do, hear, see | April 26 – May 2, April 2017

Feature in Cincinnati CityBeat, “Four New Concertos by Women Composers”, April 2017
“Walker is proud of Soundbox’s contribution to Cincinnati’s arts so far. “I felt there was a gap in the opportunities for Cincinnati composers to be heard,” she says. “We shop local and have local theater, and we’re proud of that, but there are also amazing composers here. At the same time, it’s hard to hear composers from outside Cincinnati. And we’ve been able to build relationships with young composers and performers from all over.”’

5 things to do in week 14… Stockholm edition, March 2017

Harvard University Department of Music Newsletter: “Harvard Music Department Hosts Second Annual Workshop on Chinese Contemporary Music”, March 2017

Cincinnati CityBeat highlights Cincinnati Soundbox and the New Concerto Project as 2017 top pick, January 2017
“I haven’t made it to any of Cincinnati Soundbox’s performances, but its series starting in January gives me no excuses. Now in its second season, Soundbox is a chamber music series that presents music by living composers with no boundaries as far as style or genre. Noteworthy among Soundbox’s subsequent concerts is its New Concerto Project, which premieres four works for soloists and orchestra — all four are by women who have taken part in previous Soundbox programming. It occurs on May 2 at Covington’s Leapin’ Lizard Events Space.”

Profile on being named a 2018 Schwarzman Scholar, December 2016

Review of the premiere of For Summer Rain in Beijing, October 2015
“This work entirely embodies Eastern aesthetic characteristics, not only in terms of the instrument, but also in the consideration of the structural design of the composition.  For a student from the United States, she is already a challenging multicultural force.”

Interview with Contemporary Dance Theater, February 2015

Article on NANOWorks Opera by co-founder Jennifer Jolley featuring a video of Difficulty on Re-entry, April 2014

Interview on Difficulty on Re-Entry with Jennifer Jolley and Brian O’Donnell on 90.9 WGUC, February 2014:

Review of the premiere of Night Music in Cincinnati, November 2012
“Gittleman led a splendid performance by the Philharmonia, and the entire Concerto was a tour de force for Rucinski, who obliged the audience with CCM composer Rachel Walker’s “Night Music,” a soft, spare effusion, ending with a widely-spaced interval.”