After taking a break from concertmaster duties for the birth of her fourth child, Rebecka is back with us. Born and raised in Germany, she took up the violin at age 6 and started playing in regional symphony orchestras at age 11. She won first prize at the German ‘Jugend musiziert’ competition for violin at age 11 and for piano at age 16. While studying in Leipzig, she was a regular player in the ‘Akademisches Orchester’, playing subscription concerts in the Gewandhaus, home of the world famous Gewandhausorchester. Rebecka moved to New Zealand with her husband in 2006 and joined the Bay of Plenty Symphonia in 2009. She also plays regularly for Opus Orchestra and is a member of the Tauranga-based Animato String Quartet. When she is not playing music, she works as a freelance translator and looks after her young family.