Raquel has premiered new works and operas by Paola Prestini, Allison Loggins-Hull, Angélica Negrón, Courtney Bryan, Alex Weiser, and Nick Hallett among others. Raquel conducts the National Sawdust Ensemble led by Jeffrey Zeigler and Ensemble Pi.




Starting in her pre-teens, Raquel has performed and recorded with:

Arcade Fire

Bon Iver

The National

Barbra Streisand

Alicia Keys

Fantasia Barrino

John Legend

Grizzly Bear

San Fermin

Apples in Stereo

Sufjan Stevens


Bryce Dessner

My Brightest Diamond

Glen Hansard

Laurel Sprengelmeyer

Caroline Shaw

New York Philharmonic

American Symphony Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

The Knights

Hotel Elephant

Baltimore Symphony

New York City Opera

Cory Smythe

She has premiered works by:

John Adams

Philip Glass

Nico Muhly

Missy Mazzoli

Paola Prestini

George Crumb

Richard Reed Parry

Aleksandra Vrebalov

Phil Kline

Mary Kouyoumdjian

Timo Andres

Cory Smythe

Performance Venues:

Carnegie Hall

Lincoln Center

Radio City Music Hall


St. Ann's Warehouse


National Sawdust

Celebrate Brooklyn!

Barcalay's Center

HERE Arts Center


War Requiem

Mahler's 3rd Symphony

Mahler's 8th Symphony

Carmina Burana

Crumb's Star Child

Televised Performances:

The Late Show with David Letterman

9/11 Ceremony at Ground Zero: 2005,    2007, 2009, 2011

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Over the course of 15 years, Raquel has been a member and subsequent conductor for the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus.