Raquel Navarro has been playing violin since the age of eight and has always loved teaching
others to play. She has performed with ensembles such as the Indiana University Philharmonic
Orchestra, where she currently plays as concertmaster, and the Elgin Youth Symphony
Orchestra. In 2013, Raquel performed in the Fox Valley Music Festival as concertmaster and
was a recipient of the National Orchestra Award.
In 2019, she had the opportunity to play as first violinist in the first classical chamber ensemble at Harold
Washington College where she studied with violinist Rachel Brown. At the same time, Raquel studied piano with Kevin Kozol and has enjoyed teaching piano in recent years. She is currently completing her Violin
Performance degree at Indiana University South Bend under the instruction of Jameson Cooper.
Most recently, Raquel has taken an interest in working with living composers to premier new
chamber works, and even compose a few of her own. Through teaching, Raquel hopes to
enable and inspire her students to create music with confidence.