Rebecca Jones completed her studies at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg in September 2005 where she was a pupil of Thomas Riebl. While a student there, she was invited to perform the Balcom concerto for viola and cello with the Universität Mozarteum Orchestra under Dennis Russell Davies. This performance, part of Salzburg’s ‘Mozartwoche’, was broadcast on Austrian national radio.
In addition, Rebecca has been successful in national and international competitions including 4th prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, 2nd prize in the Texaco Young Musician of Wales, the Bernard Shore Scholarship for viola (part of the Royal Overseas League Competition), the Trevor Snode Memorial Prize (from the Martin Musical Scholarship fund) and 2nd prize in the NYOS Staffa competition. She also received a ‘star award’ from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and plays with a Pfretzschner bow bought by the Myra Hess Trust.
As well as being a keen chamber musician, Rebecca has been a guest principal with many orchestras, including Camerata Salzburg, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and Camerata Ireland.