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Rebecca Wishnia

Rebecca Wishnia recently earned her master’s degree in violin from UC Santa Cruz, where she studied with Roy Malan. A passionate chamber musician, she has performed in a variety of ensembles around the Bay Area, in addition to studying and teaching chamber repertoire at festivals each summer.

Articles by this Author

Opera Review
August 2, 2016

West Edge Opera’s production of Leoš Janáček’s masterpiece was much stronger musically than dramatically.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 27, 2016

Pianist Yefim Bronfman is outstanding in the S.F. Symphony premiere of a new piece bustling with musical ideas and technical challenges.

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Recital Review
May 31, 2016

The pianist’s remarkable technique and musicianship added sparkle to the pedestrian and clarity to the obscure.

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Recital Review
April 28, 2016

The violinist's recital featured Bach and a brand-new, Bach-inspired partita.

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Chamber Music Review
April 18, 2016

The violinist and the video artist team up for a Bach-plus-video performance that was intriguingly different from other classical-plus-video projects.

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Opera Review
April 6, 2016

Games, songs, comedy, and sensuality combine in this show based on Serbian wedding songs and traditions.

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Chamber Music Review
April 1, 2016

In their "Bridge to Beethoven" series, violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner set a contemporary composer a near-impossible task.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 19, 2016

The collaborative One Found Sound finds adventure in chamber works by Mozart, Nielsen, and Thomson.

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Chamber Music Review
March 12, 2016

The ensemble will be missed for their sensible interpretations and fine ensemble playing.

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Chamber Music Review
March 8, 2016

The lights were more than dimmed at S.F. Performances’ inaugural PIVOT program at the Strand Theater. They were turned off, and they stayed off for the concert’s duration.

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Choral Review
February 22, 2016

The S.F. Symphony Chorus put on an unhip but engaging performance in SoundBox’s third program of the season.

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Festival Review
February 8, 2016

The premiere of one of the first Fifty for the Future Commissions highlighted the final night of the Kronos Quartet’s second annual festival.

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Festival Review
February 8, 2016

Mariana Sadovska joined Kronos in a riveting performance of her Chernobyl.The Harvest, new music that, at last, took some risks.

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Chamber Music Review
February 2, 2016

The Ives Quartet has morphed into the Ives Collective, which began 2016 with Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time

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Modern Classical Review
January 22, 2016

The three pieces that made up San Francisco Contemporary Music Players’ Jan. 19 concert played with sound as a physical presence in the environment of the concert hall.

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Chamber Music Review
January 11, 2016

The group lived up to its “hip, unstuffy” reputation at St. Mark’s Lutheran in San Francisco.

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Opera Review
November 16, 2015

Festival Opera explored Indian cultural narratives with two noteworthy chamber operas at the Oakland Cultural Center.

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Modern Classical Review
October 27, 2015

Kaija Saariaho is being given a great composer’s retrospective this month, and her music more than justifies the celebration.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 26, 2015

In a refreshing departure, the S.F. Symphony, with guest conductor Susanna Mälkki, highlighted the music of Finland.

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Opera Review
October 12, 2015

Tenor Rinde Eckert, the Kronos Quartet, and Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Vân-Ánh Võ are collectively powerful in this new opera.

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