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Biography
Violinist Rebecca Anderson, originally from Portland Oregon, is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and currently pursuing her Masters degree at the Juilliard School. Her present and former teachers include Ron Copes, Don Weilerstein, Ida Kavafian, and Pamela Frank. As a soloist, she has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, among others. She has also recently performed in concerts presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Other highlights include concerts with Ani and Ida Kavafian, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Watts, David Shifrin, Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley, Daniel Phillips, A Far Cry, eighth blackbird, ?uestlove, and Ben Folds. Most recently, Rebecca was awarded first prize at the 2013 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition for senior division violin. Other awards include the 2008 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts youngARTS Gold Award, which led to being named a Presidential Scholar in both the Arts and Academics and an invitation to perform at the Kennedy Center, and the bronze medal and Bach Award at the 2008 Stulberg International String Competition. Rebecca has performed on the nationally-broadcast radio show “From the Top,” and she was invited to a workshop with Michael Tilson Thomas that was filmed for the documentary series “Masterclass,” airing on HBO in 2010. Rebecca has performed at summer festivals including Chamber Music Northwest, Music from Angel Fire, Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse, The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the Perlman Music Program, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, and The Quartet Program. She is also a founding member of the Fidelio String Quartet.
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