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Cellist Rebecca Hartka
has concertized for over a decade in venues throughout the United
States with international appearances in Italy, Vietnam and Thailand.
Hartka's playing was described by the Hanoi Times as "... no less than
magical and eloquent." Committed to building bridges through
performance and transcending classical music stereotypes, Hartka has
performed in non-traditional venues such as Club Passim in Cambridge,
MA, the Hampshire County Jail, numerous coffee houses and private
homes, as well as prestigious venues like the American Embassy in
Hanoi. In 2013-14 Hartka was artist faculty in Arcidosso, Italy for the
Interharmony International Music Festival collaborating with pianists
Inesa Sinkevych and Svetlana Gorokhovich, Aurelius Gori, baritone and
Laurel Zucker, flute. She performs regularly with the Wistaria String
Quartet, pianist Alys Terrien-Queen, and has appeared recently as a
solo recitalist in the Frederick Historical Piano Collection Concert
Series, the Wistaria Chamber Music Society Concerts at 7, Classics in
the Woods, the North Quabbin Center for the Arts Series, the Community
Connections Concert Series, and the Valley Classic Concerts Series.
Hartka released her debut CD Folkfire with pianist Azusa Komiyama in
October 2010, receiving critical acclaim as well as NPR play, including
a feature on Paul Elisha's Performance Place. As a Dean’s Scholar,
Hartka earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts and Masters in Music
degrees from Boston University College of Fine Arts, and her Bachelor
of Arts in Music degree from Oberlin College and Conservatory, studying
with Andor Toth, Michael Reynolds, Rhonda Rider and Leslie Parnas.
On the web you'll find her at www.rebeccahartka.com/ .