Rebecca Reed, cello
Cellist and gambist Rebecca Landell Reed’s “luminous” (Cleveland.com) and “notable” (The New York Times) sound elicits a range of expression “from classically evocative to Hitchcock horrifying” (Washingtonian). She enjoys a varied performing career as a soloist and chamber musician with groups like Apollo’s Fire and Les Délices, as well as collaborating with a variety of artists creating experimental programs.
During her undergraduate work at Oberlin Conservatory, Rebecca was classically trained on cello with Darrett Adkins and explored historical performance practice on Baroque cello and viola da gamba with Catharina Meints. Inspired to broaden her expressive range, she incorporated classes in acting and education while completing her master’s degree with Norman Fischer at Rice University. She later moved to Holland to work with Steuart Pincombe, creating innovative programs in unusual performance venues.
Rebecca pursues a varied professional career, performing and acting in Studio Theatre’s An Iliad, developing educational programs with Debra Nagy for “Early Music Explorations”, and creating multi-media collaborations with artists like filmmaker Mathias Reed and poet Derek Gromadzki. Her solo appearances on cello and viola da gamba include performances with Apollo’s Fire, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Three Notch’d Road, Columbus Symphony, and Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. She can be heard on recordings with Les Délices, Three Notch’d Road, and Apollo’s Fire, including the 2019 GRAMMY® Award winning recording Songs of Orpheus. Rebecca is a professor at Oberlin Conservatory, where she teaches cello and viola da gamba and performs regularly with Apollo’s Fire and Les Délices.