Rachel Drehmann, aka Attila the Horn, studied with Charles Kavalovski at the University of Minnesota and with Jerome Ashby at the Manhattan School of Music.
Rachel has appeared as a soloist with Berkshire Bach Society, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and Burlington Chamber Orchestra. She performs with the American Symphony Orchestra, The Knights Chamber Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Metropolis Ensemble, and Argento Chamber Ensemble.
She served as the horn player for the Love This Giant tour with pop/rock icons David Byrne and St. Vincent on a whirlwind year-long tour—busing, biking, and playing shows all around the world. Rachel has recorded and shared the stage with Shakira, Kanye West, Danny Harrison, Frank Ocean, and Bruce Springsteen. Her radio and television appearances have included NPR, David Letterman, Colbert Report and Jimmy Fallon. As a freelancer in New York, Rachel enjoys playing a wide range of styles, she can be heard in numerous Broadway pits, at Shakespeare in the Park and is a member of Banda de Los Muertos. She is currently collaborating with Ann Ellsworth on performing and recording concerti from the Dresden Court on soprano horns and has recently played recitals in New York and Dallas with David Cooper.
Rachel grew up among the farms, cheese-lovers, and her fellow Packer fans outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin. She currently lives in Harlem and enjoys playing volleyball as well as managing a talented gang of violin bowmakers at Salchow & Sons when she's not out pillaging and conquering with Genghis Barbie.