Rebecca Merblum

Rebecca Merblum began teaching cello in MacPhail’s Individual Instruction department in 2018. Her previous teaching experience includes serving as an Artist in Residence at Northern Kentucky University as a member of the Azmari Quartet from 2004-2009, serving as Faculty and String Department Chair at the Pasadena Conservatory from 2012-2016, and serving as a member of the Artaria Chamber Music School faculty in 2016-2017.

Rebecca often smiles when she thinks of a ‘teacher.’ Her philosophy is that learning is an endless sea of experiences, shared connections, opening, absorption, receptivity and discovery.

She currently serves as guest cellist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She served as guest cellist with the Cavani Quartet in the fall of 2018. Additionally, she has been a guest with the LA Opera, LA Phil and the Salastina Chamber Music Society. She was cellist in the Artaria Quartet in 2016-2017 and in the Azmari Quartet from 2002-2009.

Rebecca holds a Bachelors of Music from the Cleveland Institute and a Masters of Music from the New England Conservatory. Rebecca has been the recipient of grants from Springboard for the Arts, the Global Music Initiative at Macphail, and was recently awarded the prestigious McKnight Fellowship in 2022-3.

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