Rebecca Ann Tseitlin is a violinist, violist, multi-instrumentalist, conductor, and pedagogue based in Thousand Oaks, just outside of Los Angeles, California.
Rebecca spent her early years in Thousand Oaks, California studying with Heifetz assistant Claire Hodgkins, Russian pedagogue Abram Shtern, and international soloist Mark Kaplan at UCLA. She studied under scholarships from the Leni Fe Bland Foundation, Maestro Foundation, and Presser Foundation. She held the concertmaster position of the UCLA Philharmonia for her two years during her studies there. She has received top prizes in the SYMF competition, Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition, Brentwood-Westwood Young Artist Competition and New West Young Artist Competition.
Rebecca made her orchestral debut with Saint-Saens “Havanaise” at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. Since then she has performed across the United States, China, Africa and Europe. She was on faculty at the California International Music Festival in Germany in 2015 and 2016.
Her chamber music career includes festival performances in Santa Barbara, New York, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Viana Do Castelo.
She has held multiple orchestra positions including concertmaster at IMF Portugal, and violinist in AYS and St. Matthews Music Guild, and has recorded for major film scores in studio orchestras throughout Los Angeles.
Rebecca is the Associate Conductor and Youth Strings Director at the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras, and is in residence as a performance faculty member with Eleos Music. She was formerly head of the string department of Grace Community School in Sun Valley, CA.