Rebecca Corruccini joined the Minnesota Orchestra’s first violin section in 2008. She was named Acting Assistant Concertmaster in spring 2014, holding that position for over a year, then served as Acting Associate Principal Second for the 2015-16 season. Before assuming her Minnesota post, Corruccini performed two seasons with the Houston Symphony. Corruccini has recorded for PBS as a charter member of the All-Star Orchestra’s first violin section. She has performed as guest concertmaster of the Philharmonia Mexico and as guest associate principal second violin with the Baltimore Symphony. From 2010 to 2014, she was Concertmaster of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, and was featured as their soloist in Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending. Additional solo performances with orchestra include Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen as well as the Berg and Stravinsky violin concertos. Corruccini also made a 2006 appearance in recital at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater.
An avid chamber musician, Corruccini founded Paragon Ensembles, a group devoted to community outreach, in her hometown of Davis, California. In Minneapolis, she spent several seasons performing as a member of the Isles Ensemble. Corruccini appears regularly on Minnesota Orchestra chamber concerts.
In addition to chamber performances in the greater Twin Cities area, Corruccini has been featured at festivals across the country, including the Colorado Music Festival, where in 2007 her role of Assistant Concertmaster involved a performance of Anders Koppel’s Tarantella with percussion soloist Colin Currie. Corruccini has been a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony since 2007. Past festival experience includes serving in the Grand Teton Music Festival orchestra and as faculty at the Brevard Music Center. In 2016, Corruccini also appeared at the Mainly Mozart Festival.
Corruccini earned a bachelor of music degree with honors at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with William Preucil. She then graduated with a master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where her teacher was Kathleen Winkler. A teacher herself since the age of 12, Corruccini maintains a private studio, and she particularly enjoys teaching adult amateurs. Her non-musical passions include the environment and animals, especially Sunshine, her rescue dog.