Rebecca Anderson

Mezzo-soprano

Rebecca is a mezzo-soprano and conductor based in Edinburgh. She has been part of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus’ Young Singers’ Programme since 2016 and has had masterclasses with internationally renowned singers Neal Davies and Andrew Staples. Recent credits have included Noémie Cendrillon (Fife Opera); Constance The Sorcerer (Cat-like Tread); Mrs Grose The Turn of the Screw (Byre Opera); and Mad Margaret Ruddigore (University of St Andrews’ Gilbert and Sullivan Society). In 2014 Rebecca gave the European premier of Jorge Martin’s song cycle A Cuban in Vermont, and in 2016 she won the University of St Andrews’ Concerto Competition and performed Mozart’s concert aria ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te?’ with the St Andrews’ Chamber Orchestra.

As a conductor, Rebecca has trained with leading conductors Siân Edwards, Jonathan Berman and Christopher Gayford. She was part of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Women Conductor’s Initiative in 2017 and has recently taken up a fellowship with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union. She has conducted a number of fully-staged operettas in St Andrews and at the International Fringe Festival as well as holding position of Artistic Director of the University of St Andrews’ Music Society’s Concert Wind Band and Chorus 2013-16.

Rebecca is one of four young singers joining Dunedin Consort as part of its Bridging the Gap initiative for the 2018-19 season.