Rebecca Corruccini joined the Minnesota Orchestra’s first violin section in 2008. She was named Acting Assistant Concertmaster in spring 2014, and 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. This season she joined the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, serving as their Principal Second Violin.
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.
Corruccini has been featured at festivals across the country, including the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, where she has been a member since 2007. That same year, she served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Colorado Music Festival. Past festival experience also includes serving in the Grand Teton Music Festival, as faculty at the Brevard Music Center, and 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.