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REBECCA HEWES

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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.