Rebecca Albers is the Principal Violist of the Minnesota Orchestra. She has performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia, having made her New York debut at Lincoln Center performing the New York premiere of Adler’s Viola Concerto. As a chamber musician, she has performed at such festivals as the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, Marlboro, the Rome Chamber Music Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer and Winter Festivals, and the International Musicians Seminar and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove. Ms. Albers is a member of Accordo, a Twin Cities-based chamber ensemble whose members are principal players from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. She is a Distinguished Artist faculty member at Mercer University’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings in Macon, Georgia. She previously taught at the University of Michigan, in the Juilliard School’s college and pre-college divisions in collaboration with Heidi Castleman, and at such summer programs as the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Perlman Music Program and the North American Viola Institute. Ms. Albers received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman and Hsin-Yun Huang.
May 29-30, 2014