Rebecca Fidler

UK-born Irish violinist Rebecca Fidler has a strikingly appropriate name for the instrument she began learning aged 3. Upon moving to France aged 6, she continued her studies at local music schools before studying with Mathieu Névéol and Francis Duroy. As a young teen, she played the oboe, piano, and guitar before taking singing lessons. An avid orchestra lover, she was a member of the French national youth orchestra (Orchestre Français des Jeunes) in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, she was accepted into the class of Aline Champion, at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva; she obtained her Bachelor of Music in 2021 and is currently studying for her Master’s degree. She was awarded the Jean-François Chapponière prize, “décerné à un ensemble de musique de chambre particulièrement brillant”, for her interpretation of the Quartet for the End of Time with her fellow musicians. She has had the privilege of working with such conductors as Fabien Gabel, Gabor Takacs, Pierre-André Valade, and Vimbayi Kaziboni, and has worked with the French Orchestre d’Auvergne and the Swiss contemporary orchestra Contrechamps. In 2021, she was made the recipient of an excellency grant, courtesy of the Hans Wilsdorf foundation. She has participated in masterclasses with Ingolf Turban, Patricia Kopatchinskaya, and Gilles Apap.