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Rebekah Wolkstein

Rebekah Wolkstein

Celebrated for her stunning virtuosity, nuance and broad musical versatility, Wisconsin-born violinist, Rebekah Wolkstein has established a strong presence on the Toronto music scene. As a classical violinist, Rebekah has performed and toured extensively with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The National Ballet of Canada, The Canadian Opera Company, and in recitals with famous baritone, Russell Braun. An active studio musician, Rebekah is also at home playing folk, klezmer, pop, latin, and jazz and can be heard on numerous recordings. Aside from her active performing career, Rebekah holds a doctorate in violin performance from the University of Toronto as well as degrees in violin from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Rebekah is a member of the Payadora Tango Ensemble which has performed sold-out shows at the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Four Series Centre World Music Series and Toronto Music Festival. As a member of Payadora, Rebekah has been featured with the London Symphonia and Hannaford Street Silver Band. This summer, Payadora is performing at the Ottawa Chamberfest. Rebekah is the first violinist of the Venuti String Quartet which will be releasing their recording of Ravel’s string quartet in 2020. She has performed solo violin performances with Esmerelda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, Kaeja Dance and live to air with Simon Spiro on classical 96.3 FM and in recitals with Russell Braun, baritone. She also enjoys performing on her hardanger fiddle, a beautiful and resonant nine-string Norwegian instrument. Rebekah teaches private lessons, a string ensemble and a tango ensemble at Humber College.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Violin
  • Viola

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2012 - Doctorate - University of Toronto
  • 2007 - Artist diplma - Glenn Gould School
  • 2005 - Masters - The Cleveland Institute of Music
  • 2004 - Bachelors - The Cleveland Institute of Music