Rebecca Wenham

Rebecca Wenham has been described as a musical force of nature. She has performed across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, Japan and Australia.

She was, as member of the Cecilia String Quartet from 2004 to 2010,silver medalist at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition; winner of first prize and the Melpomene prize at the Rutenberg Chamber Music Competition; winner of the commissioned prize at the Bordeaux International Quartet Competition; and winner of first prize and the Canadian commissioned prize at the 10th Banff International String Quartet Competition.

Rebecca has performed with pianists Anton Kuerti, James Tocco and Menahem Pressler, and jazz musicians John Stetch, Hugh Fraser and Dave Douglas.

She has collaborated with many composers including Common Sense Composers Collective, Ana Sokolovic, Gilbert Amy, Kelly-Marie Murphy and William Bolcom. Her interest in different styles of music has prompted her to perform music from classical to jazz to Persian, as well as the music of Elvis Costello. She was a CBC Galaxie Rising Star in 2007. Rebecca has received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and from the Odyssee/ACCR Quartet Residency Program grant, ProQuartet. She holds degrees from the HARID Conservatory of Music, the Shepherd School at Rice University, San Diego State University and McGill.