Rebecca - Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute
Born in 1991, Rebecca grew up in Black Notley, Essex, where she began learning clarinet aged 10. Once at SixthFormCollege she also took up saxophone, where she was taught both by Anne Clark. She performed with various school orchestras and chamber groups, eventually joining the Essex Youth Orchestra as principal clarinet. She achieved Grade 8 distinction in both clarinet and saxophone during this time.
Rebecca accepted her place into Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2009, where she studied clarinet with Victoria Soames Samek for her first two years. She then began studying with Fiona Cross in her third year. As an active doubling musician Rebecca studied saxophone and flute as second study instruments with Melanie Henry and performed regularly with the Trinity Saxophone Choir. During her time at Trinity she was invited to perform in master classes with clarinettists such as Robert Plane, Joan Enric Lluna and Janet Hilton. She has performed in many prestigious venues in the UK and Europe, including St JohnSmiths Square, Drapers Hall, Southwark Cathedral and Queen Elizabeth Hall, with various college ensembles including principal clarinet of Symphony Orchestra and Wren Ensemble.
Rebecca has a passion for chamber music and is a founding member of The Trafalgar Trio, which formed in 2011. They have given many recitals around the UK including a performance of Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio in Steinway Hall for the Piano Trio Society. Rebecca is also a member of the British clarinet ensemble, and a recently founded clarinet quartet who look forward to performing together this year. Being committed to teaching as part of her career, Rebecca has enjoyed teaching woodwind and piano for the past 3 years and has successfully taken students through grade exams.