Rebekah Heller is a bassoon soloist, collaborative artist, educator and advocate for new music. As Co-Artistic Director and bassoonist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Heller has premiered hundreds of new works. Her two solo albums, 100 names and METAFAGOTE, exclusively feature world-premiere recordings of pieces written for and with her by a diverse group of contemporary composers.
This fall saw Heller’s debut as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, playing the music of longtime collaborator Ashley Fure. She has also been a soloist with the Seattle Symphony the Nagoya Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony. This season sees her continuing to collaborate with a wide array of composers, including Du Yun, Courtney Bryan and George Lewis, on the stages of Met-Live, Miller Theater, National Sawdust, Issue Project Room and beyond.
Committed to fostering conversations around new ways music can be experienced and shared, Heller has been a featured speaker at the New York Philharmonic’s “Insights at the Atrium,” the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Miller Theater and the Abrons Arts Center.
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