Rebekah Reid is a vibrant and versatile violinist, composer and loop pedal artist, specialising in jazz/classical repertoire and improvisation.
She’s known for her distinct style and unique sound worlds that evolve from a single solo violin line into expansive, cinematic orchestral strings. Combining virtuosic violin performance with live looping and electronics, Rebekah effortlessly blends influences from jazz, contemporary classical music, hip hop, world music, folk and electronic dance music.
From enthralling, rhythmically complex West African soundscapes, to ethereal dreamscapes and immersive, shimmering sound baths, Rebekah is able to transport audiences into a new world, where possibilities are limitless and joy is guaranteed. Reid has taken her solo live loop pedal set across the UK, with performances at the Portico Library in Manchester supporting Matana Roberts and Kelly Jayne Jones, Manchester Art Gallery for Sofar Sounds, and the Royal Albert Hall – the Elgar Room in March 2019 and 2021.
Alongside solo performing, Rebekah tours the UK and International stages extensively with orchestras, jazz ensembles and pop bands, including with Soul II Soul on their 2022 UK tour, Stormzy at the 2023 Brit Awards, the Chineke Orchestra on The BBC Proms and with Celeste at the Mercury Awards 2021. Rebekah has been involved in a number of high-profile projects and collaborations, including playing on recordings for NAO, Emma-Jean Thackray, Daniel Casimir and Alicia Keys. Rebekah has also led creative composition workshops and improvisation classes for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) in 2020 and 2021.
Rebekah's been featured in Jazzwise Magazine and Fame Magazine and been interviewed for Worldwide FM (Emma Warren and Debra Richards). Her solo compositions have had radio plays on Worldwide FM (Hector Plimmer) and BBC Radio 3 (Late Junction, Elizabeth Alker and Linton Stephens), and she featured on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Add to Playlist’ with Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boayke, broadcast on 18th February 2022.
In October 2021, Rebekah was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds to compose a soundtrack for the radio series '28(ish) Days Later) which first aired on 21st March 2022.
Rebekah is also leader and manager of Täpp - a dynamic and
experimental loop pedal music collective. Find out more here.
Rebekah plays a Johann Karl Klotz violin from 1786, Germany, kindly on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.
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