Joined the RPO in 1996
Since joining the RPO as Principal Flute in September 1996, Rebecca Gilbert has illuminated the RPO’s classical and pops performances with her expressive and versatile playing. She has also performed as Acting Principal Flute of the St. Louis Symphony and Guest Assistant Principal Flute with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood. An active soloist/recitalist, she has performed with the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester, Live from Hochstein, Skaneateles Festival, Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Charles Ives Center for the Arts Contemporary Music Festival and the Chautauqua Chamber Players. She is a regularly featured soloist with the RPO and has performed concerti with the St. Louis Symphony, the Charleston (SC) Symphony, Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra and the Penfield (NY) Symphony Orchestra.
A Wisconsin native, Gilbert began playing the flute at age nine and earned her master's degree at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She also attened the Centre International de Formation Musicale in Nice, France. She teaches at her home studio and is a coach/mentor with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. She lives in the City of Rochester in the Highland Park neighborhood with her husband Gavin, their two sons Julian and Macolm, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Nala.
Photo Credit: Kate Lemmon