Rebecca Reale joined the first violin section of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2017, at the invitation of Gustavo Dudamel. In 2021 she won a move up audition for non rotating Fifth chair first violin, her current tenured position. Prior to joining the LA Phil, she was the associate principal second violin, acting principal second of the Houston Symphony. She has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, New World Symphony, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Mercury Baroque Ensemble, and Spoleto Festival. As an avid chamber musician, Rebecca is a frequent performer on the Los Angeles Philharmonic chamber series and the Green Umbrella contemporary music series. She also loves teaching and has given masterclasses for students at New England Conservatory, Boston University, Princeton University, and New World Symphony.
Rebecca began studying the violin when she was just two and a half years old. Her passion for music led her to the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston when she was 14 to study with Muir Quartet member and Boston University professor Peter Zazofsky. She then went on to receive her Bachelors Degree from Rice University, where she studied with Kathleen Winkler. After receiving her Bachelors degree, she joined the New World Symphony for one season before winning her first job with the Houston Symphony. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs named Mowgli and Callisto.