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Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young
Violist Rebecca Young joined the Philharmonic in 1986 as its youngest member, and in 1991 was named the Orchestra’s Associate Principal Viola. After serving as principal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1992–93, she resumed her Philharmonic Associate Principal position in 1994. She has performed with groups such as the Boston Chamber Music Society, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, New York Philharmonic Ensembles, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has recorded Schubert’s Trout Quintet with Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank, and Edgar Meyer (on Sony Classical). In 1999 Ms. Young performed the World Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Two Paths, a work commissioned by the Philharmonic and underwritten by then Music Director Kurt Masur’s wife, Tomoko, for Ms. Young and Philharmonic Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps. The two reprised the work with the Philharmonic on several of the Orchestra’s tours and in New York. Ms. Young made her most recent Philharmonic solo appearances in April 2011 playing Two Paths. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School. Rebecca Young is the host of the Philharmonic’s popular Very Young Peoples Concerts.


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