Rochelle is an active chamber and orchestral musician in the bay area. She is Associate Concertmaster of the Stockton Symphony, Assistant Principal Second of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and Santa Cruz Symphony, and a section violinist in the Monterey Symphony and Symphony Silicon Valley. She also subs with the San Francisco Ballet and Opera San Jose orchestras. Rochelle is an avid chamber musician, playing in multiple groups in the bay area, as well as in Seattle with the Oceana String Quartet, two-time winner of the University of Washington School of Music chamber competition, and winner of both the Washington State and Northwest Regional MTNA Chamber Music competitions in 2013. As a member of OSQ, Rochelle has worked with Melia Watras, Atar Arad, Elisa Barston, and Paul Kantor.
Rochelle studied violin with Daniel Kobialka, Robin Sharp, Ron Patterson, and Diane Nicholeris. She has worked with Pamela Frank, Joseph Silverstein, and members of the Corigliano, St. Lawrence, Emerson, Cypress, Concord, and American string quartets, as well as members of the San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Rochelle has attended several summer music festivals, including Music@Menlo, St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar, and Tanglewood Music Center, where she worked with renowned conductors such as James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, and Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
Rochelle grew up in the bay area, playing in both the El Camino Youth Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. She received her B.S. in Biology from Stanford University, and her M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. When Rochelle isn’t playing the violin, she enjoys spending time with her adorable rescue puppies Anny and Noodle.