Rachel Golub

“Simply Hypnotic” -Yoga Journal





Rachel Golub is a violinist, vocalist, string arranger and session artist of many colors and sounds, performing with artists ranging from Sting, Elton John and Lady Gaga to Jay-Z, Andrea Bocelli, Florence + The Machine, Joss Stone and Suzanne Vega.

As an arranger and session artist, her performances can be heard on recordings with Five for Fighting (forthcoming), Philip Phillips, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, EarthRise SoundSystem (Makyen Ghrir Allah, Ajnabee), The Walkmen (Lisbon), Dave Eggar & Deoro, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Nancy Magarill, Breaking Benjamin (Dear Agony), Modern English, Lucy Woodward, Seth Glier (The Next Right Thing) and many others.  As her alter-ego, Go-Ray, she released 'The Yoga Sessions: Go-Ray & Duke’ on Yoga Organix/Black Swan.

In New York, Rachel can be heard leading improvising ensembles like Ensemble Sospeso and the Club Foot Orchestra; performing with the Sirius Quartet or members of FLUX; and accompanying dance from Shen Wei to Merce Cunningham Company.  She is a frequent player with Elliott Sharp's Orchestra Carbon and Syndakit, and was featured in 2010 at the Whitney Museum's Christian Marclay Festival. 

After receiving her BA in Classics from Yale, she studied violin with Lorand Fenyves, and also became a disciple of Indian classical music with sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez. 

Rachel is often seen with Orchestra of St. Luke's, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, SEM Ensemble, Sympho, and other symphonic engagements ranging from Star Wars in Concert to Pierre Hughye’s Antarctic orchestra for A journey that wasn’t

Rachel was the violin soloist with the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre's klezmer band for their production of On Second Avenue and the BQE Project's The Golem, featured live on WNYC. She is also the concertmaster and soloist for the 2011-2012 national tour of Fiddler on the Roof and has also played concertmaster for West Side Story.

She is featured on White Swan, EMI and Chesky Records, and in Universal and Warner Bros. pictures including Music & Lyrics. Her original song Ajnabee was featured on the Syfy series Lost Girl in 2011.