Violinist Rebecca Anderson is a versatile soloist and chamber musician based in New York City and Philadelphia. Her recent appearances include solo performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, contemporary music premieres with The Knights and members of eighth blackbird, and collaborative projects with Questlove and Ben Folds.
Ms. Anderson is the newest member of the Vera Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music and winner of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions. Her passion for chamber music has led to festival appearances with Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Northwest, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, the Savannah Music Festival, and Music From Angel Fire. She has performed on concerts presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Library of Congress.
Ms. Anderson was a first prize winner at the 2013 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition. Other awards include the bronze medal and Bach Award at the Stulberg International String Competition, as well as the youngARTS Gold Award, which led to being named a Presidential Scholar in both the Arts and Academics.
Ms. Anderson is founding co-director of VOTESart, an organization that uses music to promote voter registration and civic engagement across the country. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she is an alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and Ensemble Connect (formerly Ensemble ACJW).