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Rebecca Reale

violin, Deanie and Jay Stein Chair

About this Artist

Rebecca Reale, born in upstate New York, began studying the violin when she was just two and a half years old. Her passion for music led her to Boston at an early age to attend boarding school for the arts. While she was there, she studied with Muir Quartet member and Boston University professor Peter Zazofsky. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Rice University as a full scholarship student, studying with Kathleen Winkler.

Reale was a fellow with the New World Symphony for their 2015/16 season. During her time with the orchestra, she won the concerto competition and performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 on a subscription concert. Her “flawless” performance was hailed by South Florida Classical Review for its “youthful freshness” and “effortless manner with expert bow control and dead-on intonation.”

Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rebecca was the associate principal second violin of the Houston Symphony and served as acting principal second for the 2016/17 season.

When not performing or fighting the never-ending battle to perfect her instrument (a.k.a., practicing), she can be found playing with her dog Mowgli, baking, or fishing.