Rebecca Lawrence, solo contrabass

Rebecca Lawrence performs works for solo contrabass by James Tenney, Rebecca Saunders, Patrick Schaefer, Sarian Sankoh, Jalalu Kalvert-Nelson, and Jacob Druckman.

Currently based in Frankfurt, Germany, Rebecca Lawrence is known for her collaborative work as a contemporary and early music double bassist in Europe and the USA. Most at home in creative small ensemble environments, Rebecca is passionate about working with living composers and providing a solid ensemble foundation while imagining new possibilities for the double bass and its predecessors in various contexts. She is a sought-after collaborator with various European contemporary music ensembles including Ensemble Modern and Klangforum Wien. Additionally she studies baroque double bass, violone and viola da gamba in Frankfurt. Rebecca was born and raised in Seattle and received her first bass lessons from Anna Doak at The Bass Church. She continued her studies with Jordan Anderson, followed by David Allen Moore and Paul Ellison at USC, and François Rabbath in Paris.

Before the concert, Rebecca will teach a masterclass with students from The Bass Church in the Chapel before the concert, from 4 – 6 PM. Open to the public. If you are interested in performing please contact Anna Doak.