Rebekah Edewards began her violin studies at the age of 7 in Rapid City, SD with the Suzuki method. After her family moved to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she traveled to Chicago every other week for lessons with Lyric Opera’s then principal 2nd violinist, Hilel Kagan. In her senior year of high school she was a winner of the outstanding young artist competition for the state of Michigan. In 2003 she studied with Sally Thomas while attending the Meadowmount School of Music, and it was there that she first discovered her love for the viola. Ms Edewards attended the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) for her bachelors degree, and was awarded the annual Horace & Marie Arnold Viola award. She studied with Linda Cerone on violin and Mark Jackobs on viola. In addition to the Meadowmount School of Music, she spent her summers at ENCORE, the Blossom Music Festival (Ohio) studying with Robert Vernon, the MasterWorks Festival, the Verbier Festival Orchestra (Switzerland) in 2009 & 2010, and the Cabrillo Festival in California. Before joining the BSO in 2016, Ms Edewards held positions with the Baltimore Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and was principal of the Charlotte Symphony, Akron Symphony, and Erie Philharmonic. During her tenure in Charlotte, she was a featured soloist on the Classical Series performing the Walton viola concerto under the direction of their music director, Christopher Warren-Green. She has toured with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra to China, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on their 2016 Germany/Austria/Belgium tour, and most recently the Boston Symphony to Carnegie Hall, on their Japan tour (2017), and their Europe tour in 2018.