Originally from Corvallis Oregon, Rebecca began playing classical violin and piano at age five, discovering Scottish fiddle music only a few years later. In 2005, she won the Junior Division of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Competition, and in 2006 recorded her first CD, The Call, praised by "Dirty Linen" magazine as "technically masterful, and wonderfully melodic." In 2009, Rebecca won the 20th Annual Glenfiddich International Scottish Fiddle Championship held at Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland. The invitation only championship - seen as the Grammys of the fiddling world- is widely regarded as the most prestigious in Scottish fiddle. She has performed in Scotland, Ireland, Italy, China, and across the USA, has been featured on the BBC radio show, Take the Floor. Rebecca holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Cornell University in Music and Sociocultural Anthropology as well as a M.A. in Ethnomusicology from UC Berkeley. She was also awarded the 2013-2014 Ellen Gussman Adelson Prize for outstanding instrumental music performance. Presently, Rebecca tours throughout the United States performing Scottish music with her trio, The Fire, and teaching workshops and private students. Rebecca is sought after for her technically masterful and passionate playing, her knowledge of Scotland’s history and culture, and the ability to weave these together in lively instruction and exhilarating performance. In addition to performing, Rebecca is currently pursuing PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Berkeley.
For more about Rebecca, please visit: www.rebeccalomnicky.com