Violist Rebecca Albers has performed throughout North America, Asia and Europe. Albers is currently the principal violist of the Minnesota Orchestra and is on the faculty at Macalester College and Mercer University’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings in Macon, GA. She enjoys a varied career as a chamber and orchestral musician, soloist and teacher. Albers made her New York solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and her European recital debut in the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris. As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, the Marlboro Music Festival, Strings Music Festival, Skaneateles Festival, and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, and Rome Chamber Music Festival. She has toured extensively with the Albers Trio, a string trio formed with her two sisters. Prior to joining the Minnesota Orchestra, Albers was a member of the viola faculty at the University of Michigan, School of Music Theatre and Dance. She has also taught at the North American Viola Institute, the Perlman Music Program, and has served on the executive board of the American Viola Society. Albers received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School.