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    Gitter, Rebecca

    She is a Canadian violist who started in music at seven years old when she learnt the violin.  Six years later when she was thirteen she had branched out onto the viola which would be the instrument she stayed with.

     

    She first studied in Toronto, Ontario and then entered the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music. She was an active competitor while at the Institute and her entries in the viola competitions secured her two honourable mentions, the Robert Vernon Prize in Viola and the Annual Viola Prize.  In 2000 she won the Ben Steinberg Jewish Musical Legacy Award in Toronto.

     

    Her career as a professional musician has seen the Detroit Symphony Orchestra offering her a place, and she later decided to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2001 and has been with them ever since.

     

    Active in music festivals and summer music schools, she has been involved with the Marlboro Festival, the National Academy of Canada, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada who she was a member of in 1997, Portland Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia Stein’s Institute for Young Artists, the Taos School of Music.

     

    In 2007 she performed with the pianists Robert Spano and George Horner and the Hawthorne String Quartet at a Gala Benefit Concert by the Terezin Chamber Music Foundation.

     

    In 2011 she performed concerts with the Boston Arts Ensemble and the Needham Chamber Players and she was booked up in April 2012 to perform in Eli Epstein’s Inside Out! Concert to perform Mozart Masterpieces: The Violin and Viola Duos K.423.

     

    She has also given solo performances with the Chamber Orchestra of Boston and been a member of the Boston Pops Orchestra and the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.

     

    In the recording studio she has appeared on Christ Botti: Live in Boston with the Boston Pops Orchestra.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.bso.org/n-s/_rebecca-gitter.aspx
    2. http://www.kimsaul.com/program.pdf
    3. http://www.wendywarnercello.com/january-march-2011.html
    4. http://www.eliepstein.com/upcoming.html
    5. http://www.needhamconcertsociety.org/history.html
    6. http://www.marlboro.edu/news/publications/marlboro_this_month/200604
    7. http://pcmf.org/history.php
    8. http://www.chamberorchestraofboston.org/who/
    9. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rebecca-gitter-q961620/credits/all
    10. http://www.nyoc.org/1997
    11. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/arts/music/10ecco.html?_r=1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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