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 then went on to receive her Bachelors Degree from Rice University as a full scholarship student, where she studied with Kathleen Winkler.
Ms. Reale was a fellow with the New World Symphony for their 2015-2016 season. During her time there, she won the concerto competition and performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major with the orchestra on a subscription concert. Her performance was hailed “flawless” 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 2016-2017 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.