Equally at home as a renowned classical cello player or on the cutting edge of pop music, Rebecca Roudman is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most exciting crossover cellists.
As a member of both the Oakland East-Bay Symphony and the Santa Rosa Symphony, Rebecca is an experienced orchestral musician who has toured with orchestras to Brazil and throughout Europe. While developing her classical skills, Rebecca studied with both Larry Granger of the San Francisco Symphony and Gretchen Elliot, one of Janos Starker’s students. Rebecca has premiered numerous classical and contemporary works, many of which were written for her.
In addition to her classical skills, Rebecca performs extensively with an amazingly diverse selection of contemporary musicians including the Oakland East-Bay Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony, Chuck Prophet, Texas blues guitarist Danny Click, DJ Amp Live of Zion I, Deltron 3030, and of course, her own band, Dirty Cello. Led by Rebecca, the Dirty Cello band has become a Bay Area favorite with over 100 shows a year and tours to China, UK, Hawaii, Portland, Austin and Seattle.
In a variety of venues, Rebecca has shared the stage with Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello, Joan Baez, Ry Cooder, JJ Cale, George Clinton, Isaac Hayes, and many other exciting musicians. Rebecca also performed on the soundtrack for the Bruce Willis film, Looper, and on the upcoming soundtrack for the Jeremy Renner film, Kill the Messenger.
On stage, performing on her electric cello, carbon-fiber hybrid cello, or her classical cello, Rebecca moves effortlessly from radiant beauty to hard rockin’ shredding to soulful funk and jazzy blues.
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