Rebecca Chung, Violin
Known for her expressive lyricism, St. Louis violinist Rebecca Chung is both an accomplished soloist and orchestral musician, equally at home on the concert stage and in the recording studio.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from The Juilliard School. Her primary teachers are Roland and Almita Vamos and Naoko Tanaka.
Rebecca has performed with the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, the St. Louis Chamber Soloists, New West Symphony, Pacific Symphony, and Pasadena Symphony.
Violin Recordings and Performances
Rebecca has recorded violin on studio albums by major recording artists, including Ariana Grande, Sarah McLachlan, Barry Manilow, Metro Boomin, Melissa Manchester, Andrea Bocelli, and Marvin Hamlisch.
As a studio recording session violinist, she has performed on numerous soundtrack scores including HOUSE OF CARDS, STAR TREK DISCOVERY, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., ORVILLE, ONWARD, and the LEAGUE OF LEGENDS video game soundtracks.
Her television appearances include on-screen violin performances for NBC’s CHUCK and CBS’s HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Rebecca has also worked as a music consultant providing coaching for Academy Award nominated actress Catherine Keener’s performance in A LATE QUARTET.
Rebecca’s performances are so seamlessly delivered that it’s easy to forget how much expertise makes it possible. Her flawless tone, impeccable professionalism, and effective ensemble leadership are irreplaceable assets valuable to any project. She is a master at graciously uncovering what a composer wants and needs to deliver a new piece. With calm command, Rebecca elevates every piece to the highest level of artistry. Hiring Ms. Chung is a full-confidence decision.Lynn Hutchinson, composer, Canvas Presents
Violin Lessons in St. Louis
Rebecca is on the violin faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, Webster University’s Community Music School, and maintains a private violin teaching studio.
Contact Rebecca for more information about joining her violin studio.
My role is to inspire and challenge my students to surpass their musical goals. With over twenty years of violin teaching experience, I am able to accurately identify strengths and weaknesses in order to develop an individualized approach for each student. My studio is open to beginning students and experienced violinists of all ages.
Student & Parent Testimonials
I was so impressed by her unique way of teaching kids on violin. It is very thorough and instructive, yet fun and engaging for my sons to follow which helps to build a solid foundation and develop their interests and skills in violin playing… It is such a joy witnessing my sons learning the art of violin playing with her in a truly warm, personal and caring environment.Calvin Tran
I am very happy to recommend Rebecca to teach your child about music and to play the violin. My daughter took lessons with her for many years. She gave my daughter many challenging pieces and her progress was remarkable. Aside from music, my daughterMargaret Lim
learned lessons in life through discussions with her after each lesson. As a parent, the most important criteria in choosing a teacher would be the skills but also the teacher’s interest in the overall well-being of your child. Rebecca is that kind of a teacher who will inspire the student to learn and be happy while doing the work needed.
I studied under Ms. Rebecca Chung for about two years after six years with another teacher. In those two years, my knowledge of classical music and violin, which includes musicality, technicality, and theory, improved by a substantial amount. I learned more in those two years than the previous six!Derek P.
All in all, she is a wonderful teacher. She explains everything carefully and patiently, making sure her students can play to the best of their ability. She pays attention to every minute detail, and is obvious that she does this with a passion. She is also incredibly kind, patient, and inspiring. If it isn’t obvious enough, she is one of the best violin teachers you can find!
I studied violin under Ms. Chung for six years before I went to university. During this time, she gave me numerous scales, exercises, and etudes to practice, and as a result, my technique greatly improved. I was able to play beautiful pieces of music I never thought would be possible like Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E major, Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 in G Major, and Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani. I not only benefited from her musical expertise, but also from her focused and supportive way of teaching, which allowed me to improve on the violin while also juggling a rigorous school course load, extracurriculars, and participation in the LA Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. With her as my teacher, I was able to excel in the violin to the best of my ability. To this day, I continue to hold a deep appreciation for the violin and classical music. She is a great teacher in every sense of the word, and I highly recommend Ms. Chung to anyone interested in playing the violin at any level.Rebecca Lim