Rebecca Boelzner Associate Principal - Viola
Violist Rebecca Boelzner is originally from Richmond, VA, but her life in music has taken her around the world. As the violist in the inaugural Lincoln Center Stage piano quintet on board Holland America Cruise Line, she lived for four months on a cruise ship and played nightly concerts on board while touring the Caribbean and Mediterranean. For the past two seasons Rebecca has called Chicago home, serving as a Fellow in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and teaching young at-risk students through Ravinia’s El Sistema education program. Rebecca frequently plays with the symphonies in Peoria, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Charleston, SC. Last season, with the support of the Negaunee Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she created Notes on Nature, a chamber music concert series meant to highlight the climate emergency. In her free time she plays accordion and tends her garden.