The Judith And Sheldon Korones Memorial Fellowship

REBECA RATHLEF, violin - The Judith And Sheldon Korones Memorial Fellowship

Rebeca Rathlef, violin

The Judith And Sheldon Korones Memorial Fellow

Given by their children, David Korones and Susan Korones Gifford

 

Rebeca is from Sumare, Brazil where she learned to play the violin as a young child from her grandfather in his studio. She holds a baccalaureate degree in music from the University of San Paulo in Brazil and a masters of music from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She was invited to play with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the Orquestra Experimental de Repertorio in San Paulo.

 

She is a trained Suzuki teacher, who is certified in Suzuki philosophy and pedagogy focusing on early childhood development with Sachiko Isihara, as well as trained in the Alexander Technique. She working on opening her violin studio in Memphis to incorporate the two teaching methods.

 

Rebeca is a founding member of the Brasilis String Quartet which focuses on Latinx composers. While studying in Memphis, she frequently plays in chamber concerts, churches, schools and at the Crosstown Arts. 

 

In addition to the Korones Fellowship, she is the recipient of the Abell Family String Scholarship.