Violinist Rebecca Harris performs on both period and modern instruments and is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader.
A specialist in historically informed performance, Ms. Harris serves as concertmaster of the Philadelphia Bach Collegium and associate principal violin of Tempesta di Mare, with whom she has extensively recorded for Chandos. She has performed with notable early music ensembles across the United States, including Piffaro, Washington Bach Consort, and the Dryden Ensemble; and for the Haydn Society of North America/Society for Eighteenth Century Music. Ms. Harris is a member of the Franklin Quartet, performing early string quartet literature on period instruments.
Combining her passions for new music and collaboration with vocalists, Ms. Harris has performed and recorded with The Crossing, Choral Arts Philadelphia, Maren Montalbano, and Andrew Lipke. She is a native of the United Kingdom and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with Richard Ireland.