Rebecca rose

Principal Cello

Rebecca commenced 'cello lessons with Monica Farmer at the age of five, and aged 14 she won a scholarship to the Purcell School. She studied with Joan Dixon, one of the great 'cello teachers of the 20th century. 

She was then awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. Here she studied with Steve Doane  (other tutors including Mellissa Phelps and Ralph Kirshbaum) and participated in masterclasses with Ben Zander, Margaret Moncrief and Alexander Bailey.

Rebecca has performed as a soloist in many venues. Some of these include an invitation from HRH Prince Charles to play at St. James Palace, Vivaldi C minor 'cello concerto at St. Martin in the Fields with the London Soloist Orchestra, the Regent Hall in Oxford Street, St John's Smith Square and at Buckingham Palace.  Included in her 'cello concerto repertoire are those of  Elgar, Saint-Saens and Kabelewsky.

Her solo and chamber music playing have taken her to Israel and the Ukraine where she performed in numerous venues including the Odessa National Academy and in Tel Aviv the Bachmann Mehta School of Music.

Rebecca now enjoys a varied musical career as a soloist with professional orchestras, 'Cellist in the Cls String Quartet. the Capriccio String Quartet, Palmarosa Strings and Fordante.  She has been Principal 'Cellist with the Purcell Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of St, Phillips and was accepted into the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In 2017, Rebecca was appointed to the post of Principal 'Cello with The Kidderminster Festival Orchestra.

Rebecca is a committed 'cello teacher, having been inspired by her own teachers, and is a member of the European String Teachers Association.

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