Rebecca Albers has performed across North America, Western Europe and Asia. Her performances have been seen on national television in the United States and China and heard on National Public Radio and French National Radio.
Ms. Albers currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she is violist of the Phoenix Quartet and a member of the University of Michigan’s viola faculty in addition to being assistant principal viola of the Minnesota Orchestra. She also tours extensively with the Albers Trio, a string trio formed with her sisters Laura and Julie Albers, and with fiddler Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz Trio.
Ms. Albers received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School where she studied with and served as a teaching assistant to Heidi Castleman and Hsin-Yun Huang. From 2005 to 2008, she taught in the Juilliard School’s pre-college division in collaboration with Ms. Castleman.
Ms. Albers made her New York solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall, performing the New York premiere of Samuel Adler's Concerto for Viola and Orchestra. Her European recital debut was at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, France.
Mrs. Albers returns to the Orford Arts Centre summer academy for the fourth time.