Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Rebecca Pechefsky
|Born in New York City, Rebecca Pechefsky has degrees from Columbia University, Queens College, and the CUNY Graduate Center. A founding member of Brooklyn Baroque, she has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; in series such as Music at Morris-Jumel, Bach at Zion, and the Miami Bach Society; at the Boston Early Music Festival, and at the Harpsichord Center of Southern California.
Ms. Pechefsky has premiered works by Frank J. Oteri, Louis Pelosi, Mary Inwood, Johnny Reinhard, and Ben Yarmolinsky. For Quill Classics, she has recorded the complete harpsichord works of Francois d’Agincour, as well as Bach and his Circle, featuring the music of Bach and his contemporaries.
Currently the organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Glendale, Queens, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Erik Ryding, with whom she has coauthored Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere, winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.
She was a soloist in Bach’s Double Harpsichord Concerto in C Major in Musica Bella’s September 2007 concerts.
Musica Bella concerts: January 20, 2007; January 21, 2007; September 8, 2007; September 9, 2007