Rebecca Rosen, Cello & Basse de violon
Rebecca Rosen began learning cello at the age of 9 in Los Angeles. In 2000, after she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music theory, she began studying baroque cello with Elisabeth LeGuin. Her education was broadened through masterclasses with Phoebe Carrai and Sarah Cunningham.
In 2002, Rebecca was awarded the J. William Fulbright grant to study baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. There she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in early music performance.
She is principal cellist of B'Rock Baroque Orchestra Ghent, Collegium Musicum Den Haag and Les Passions de l'Ame and is a member of the chamber groups Capriccio Stravagante, Ensemble Bonne Corde and La Cicala. In addition, Rebecca performs with such distinguished ensembles as Les Ambassadeurs, La Dolcezza, Pygmalion, Les Musiciens du Louvre, and La Scintilla (with Cecilia Bartoli).
Rebecca plays a cello built in 1745 by Joann Andreas Kämbl. Her interest in the historical development of the cello led her to learn its larger ancestor, the basse de violon, allowing her the joy of including 16th and 17th century music in her repertoire.