Rebecca Corruccini made her orchestral debut at age seventeen, playing the Stravinsky Violin Concerto in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall. In 2003, Rebecca once again demonstrated her affinity for modern music, appearing as soloist in Berg’s Violinkonzert. She made her Kennedy Center recital debut in 2006, performing in the Terrace Theater.
Rebecca joined the Minnesota Orchestra as a member of the first violin section in 2008. In 2010, she was appointed Concertmaster with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, with whom she has appeared as soloist in Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto no. 1. Next fall, Rebecca will perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto both with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and California’s Folsom Symphony. Before moving to Minneapolis, she spent two years performing with the Houston Symphony. A member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, recent summers have also seen her at the Grand Teton Music Festival and as Assistant Concertmaster at the Colorado Music Festival.
An active chamber musician, Rebecca has performed two seasons with the Isles Ensemble, and appears frequently on Minnesota Orchestra chamber concerts, including a performance of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet with music director Osmo Vänskä. In addition to chamber performances in the greater Twin Cities area, she has been featured at festivals across the country, including Colorado Music Festival, where in 2007 she performed Anders Koppel’s Tarentella with percussion soloist Colin Currie.
Rebecca’s education includes a Bachelor of Music with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil. She later studied with acclaimed teacher Kathleen Winkler at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in 2007. A teacher herself since the age of twelve, she enjoys maintaining a private studio, specializing in adult students of all levels.
Outside of music, Rebecca is an active volunteer for the environment through the Sierra Club, and enjoys spending time with her adopted dog, Sunshine.