attended the Menuhin
School, the Royal
Northern College of Music, and the Yale Summer School of Music. Her music instructors comprised
Ralph Kirshbaum, Moray Welsh, and Melissa Phelps.
She made her
solo debuts at Carnegie Hall in New York
and Wigmore Hall in London, England.
In 2001, she
became a member of the London Symphony Orchestra. Other groups with whom she has
worked include the Academy
of St. Martin in the
Fields, the Andrusier Ensemble, the Arensky Ensemble, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the
Halle Orchestra, the London Cello Society, New Sinfonietta
Amsterdam, the Scottish Ensemble, the Solomon Ensemble, and the World
Orchestra for Peace.
In May 2008,
she and pianist Paul Janes and violinist Shirly Laub did a mini-tour
of Indonesia. They performed Franz Schubert’s
“Trio in E flat major, Op. 100” at the CCF Auditorium in Bandung on 6th May 2008 and at Erasmus Huis in Jakarta
on 8th May 2008.
July 2009, Rebecca and four of her LSO colleagues became street musicians
for a day in the City of London Festival,
where they performed music from the British Isles,
including a rousing rendition of “Toss the Feathers”.
violinist Deborah Preece and pianist Sophie Rahman performed “Trio in D minor, Op. 49”
by Felix Mendelssohn and “Trio No. 1 in E flat, Op. 1, No. 1”
by Ludwig van Beethoven at the Yorke Trust in May
October 2011, she and violinists David Alberman
and Roman Simovic and violist Paul Silverthorne
interpreted “Different Trains” by Steve Reich at LSO St. Lukes.
The Arensky Ensemble celebrated Professor Melissa Phelps’
60th birthday with a concert in Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall
at the Royal College of Music on 11th January 2012. Their program included “Concert
Waltzes for Four Cellos” by Wilhelm Fitzenhagen,
“Sonata in D minor” by Claude Debussy, “Sonata in D, Op.
78” by Johannes Brahms, “Sonata in G minor for Two Cellos and
Piano” by George Frideric Handel, and “Variations
on a Theme of Tchaikovsky” by Anton Arensky.
April 2012, the London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra offered up a concert
version of Der Freischutz
by Carl Maria von Weber at Barbican Hall.
which Rebecca appears include: Amore Infinito
by Placido Domingo; Classics of My Soul by Waldemar Bastos; Classikhan and Holst: The Planets with the LSO; Deja Fou by Strawbs; Friends
Can Be Lovers by Dionne Warwick; George
Piano Quintet/Piano Quartet No. 2 with the Solomon Ensemble; Ideale:
Songs of Paolo Tosti by Ben Heppner; Kiri Sings Karl by Kiri
Te Kanawa; Ravel/Shostakovich
with the Scottish Ensemble; Real Love
and So Natural by Lisa Stansfield; Signal
Fire by Snow Patrol; and, Strange
Fruit by Trijntje Oosterhuis.
She can also
be heard on the soundtracks of A
Better Life, Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and Tamara Drewe.
In the field
of music education, she has been active with Aldeburgh
Music, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Centre for Orchestra, the LSO Discovery Program, and
YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011.