Biography

Beginning her formal studies at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, Rebecca later won scholarships to both the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, also holding an MBF Award for Postgraduate study. In demand as a chamber musician, Rebecca has performed internationally with ensembles including the Heath and Carducci String Quartets for major concert series and festivals across Europe, the United States, South Africa, and South America.

Rebecca currently combines a busy career as a freelance orchestral violinist with a variety of chamber ensembles and solo appearances. She takes an active interest in period performance and is a founding member of the International Rameau Ensemble, the Akenside Players (winners of the 2012 Broadwood/Fenton House Ensemble competition), and the London-based Ensemble Dei Gratia. Recent solo highlights have included a performance of John Williams Remembrances at the Royal Albert Hall with the All Souls Orchestra, and a tour of France with the same orchestra performing Haydn’s Concerto in C major. Rebecca was previously the second violinist with the Heath String Quartet (2007-2009), with whom she won the 19th International TROMP Concours in Holland and the 4th International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna. In May 2008 the quartet were selected for representation by the Young Classical Artist’s Trust, receiving unanimous critical acclaim for performances at the Wigmore Hall & Purcell Room.

Alongside her performing commitments, Rebecca has given masterclasses and workshops across the UK, USA and Colombia, and has been a tutor in Chamber Music at the Lake District International Summer Academy since 2010.