Rebecca Perea, a native of the greater Boston area, grew up in an environment where music and art were always an integral part of life. As a youth, Ms. Perea discovered the inspiring beauty of the cello, with its rich, lush tone, and it immediately became her passion! In her career, Rebecca has studied with some of the foremost teachers, such as Paul Olefsky, former Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy. She has given extensive performances throughout the United States and Europe, highlighted by a tour of Hungary, Austria, and the former Yugoslavia. In addition to having been Principal Cellist of the Temple Chamber Orchestra and Austin Musical Theatre, Rebecca has supported the performance of 20th century literature, premiering works in the Long Island Composer’s Symposium in Southampton. Ms. Perea has performed with many top artists, including Natalie Cole and Bobby McFerrin.