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Rebecca van der Post, Violin



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British violinist Rebecca van der Post studied with Pauline Scott at the Guildhall School in London and with Professor Igor Ozim and Karen Turpie in Switzerland. She has participated in masterclasses at the Britten Pears School and Prussia Cove in the U.K, and at the Banff Centre in Canada with Herman Krebbers, Oliver Knussen, Paul Zukofsky, Gyorgy Kurtag and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. While based in London, she gave many recitals throughout the U.K, Germany (East and West), Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal and Colombia. Her Duo partners have included Sophia Rahman and Thomas Ades.

Rebecca gave the first performances of Peter Cowdrey's Concerto for Violin and Orbestra in the Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall, conducted by Thomas Ades. She later performed this work in a live televised performance at the Istanbul Festival. With her Piano Trio, she toured Puerto Rico and Venezuela and broadcast for Slovak Radio. As Prinicipal Violin with the Ensemble di Quaderni Perugini (an Italian New Music ensemble) and with the Ensemble Corrente in London, she appeared frequently in Italy, the Slovak Republic, Switzerland and the U.K. with such artists as Jurg Wyttenbach and Siegfried Palm and gave performances for BBC Radio from the Belfast Sonorities and Aldeburgh Festivals.

Since moving to Toronto in 1999, Rebecca has performed with Autumn Leaf Theatre, Ensemble Noir (specializing in contemporary African Music), the Composers Ensemble and Sonora (free improvisation). She has collaborated with composer/choreographer Peter Chin and is a member of Arraymusic. CBC broadcasts include performances with Stephen Clarke, piano, the Composers' Quartet and Mark Adams, percussion. Rebecca recently appeared in Halifax as Guest Concertmaster of Symphony Nova Scotia.


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