From 1987 until 1990 she lived in Israel where she studied with the renowned concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Chaim Taub. Rebecca continued her musical education with Atar Arad and Paul Biss at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she received her Bachelors of Music “with high distinction” and a Masters of Music in violin performance. As member of the internationally reputable Felici String Quartet, she won first prize in the 1992 Michael Kuttner Competition at IU, the MTNA Competition in Indianapolis, the Russell Award of the 1993 Coleman Competition and was a prize winner of the International String Quartet Competition in Osaka, Japan, in the same year. In June of 1993 Rebecca gave her New York solo debut in Lincoln Center’s Juilliard Theater performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. As member of the first violin section of the International “Guido Cantelli” Chamber Orchestra in Milan, Italy, she toured throughout Europe and the U.S. before accepting the NEA Rural Residency Grant with the Felici Piano Trio in Mammoth Lakes, CA, in 1998. Rebecca dedicates much of her time to CMU’s Music School, teaching more than 125 violin students in weekly group and individual lessons. Through her pedagogical work she hopes to nurture children’s innate musicality and lay the foundations for a lasting love of great music.