Violist Rebecca Boelzner is currently a fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She is originally from Richmond, VA, but her life in music has taken her around the world. As the violist in the inaugural Lincoln Center Stage piano quintet on board Holland America Cruise Line, she lived for four months on a cruise ship and played nightly concerts on board while touring the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Rebecca frequently plays with the symphonies in Peoria, IL, and Charleston, SC, and attended orchestral intensive summer festivals including the National Repertory Orchestra, the Texas Music Festival, and the Round Top Music Festival. As a chamber musician she enjoyed immersive summer experiences at the Vanderbilt Music Academy in Aix-en-Provence, France, and the Meadowmount School of Music in New York.
For the past two seasons Rebecca has called Chicago home, playing with Civic and teaching young at-risk students through Ravinia’s El Sistema education program. In her free time she plays accordion and tends her garden.
Rebecca holds degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan. Her principal teachers have been Caroline Coade, Kathryn Plummer, and Molly Sharp.
Rebecca Boelzner’s Civic Fellowships is sponsored by Dr.* & Mrs.* Bernard H. Adelson.