Rebecca Hewes performs throughout the UK
and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician. Born in
Yorkshire, she studied at Chetham’s School of Music
and the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2005 with first-class honours.
Her teachers have included Hannah Roberts, David Smith and Phillip Sheppard, in
addition to studies in Baroque Cello with Jennifer Ward-Clarke. Rebecca has
since appeared in numerous major international chamber music festivals and
concert series’, with performances at prestigious venues including the Wigmore
Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Southbank Centre and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. She is
in continuing demand as a soloist and has performed many of the major cello
concerto works throughout the UK
and across Europe, with tours in Ireland,
France and Spain.
Rebecca is the cellist with the Nephele Ensemble, recently
selected as Park Lane Group Artists and recent winners of the Tunnell Trust
competition. In 2010 they recorded 'Aerial' by Timothy Salter on the Usk
Archives label. Rebecca regularly collaborates with the Chamber Music
Company, with whom she was Artist in Residence at the Indaba New Music Festival
in South Africa
in 2008. She also freelances with various UK orchestras.
As the cellist of Svyati Duo Rebecca pursues a busy international
concert diary with organist Julian Collings, with whom she has performed
extensively throughout Europe, the USA
and Asia. They have appeared on numerous radio
stations and have released two critically-acclaimed CDs on the Regent Records
label. As a recitalist Rebecca works regularly with pianists Russell Hepplewhite,
Timothy Salter, Gareth Owen and Simon Callaghan.
Rebecca plays on a modern cello by Kai-Thomas Roth after an
original by Matteo Gofriller.