The Musician

Rebecca Greenstreet

  • Violin   Johanne Tononi     
  • Anglo-Armenian Rebecca Yerevag Greenstreet obtained her postgraduate degree with Distinction in 2014 from the Royal Academy of Music, where she held a Derek Butler Award to study with Professor Remus Azoitei. As a Masters student, Rebecca had the opportunity to work with Maxim Vengerov, both in the Royal Academy’s public master class series, and through individual coaching. Rebecca has enjoyed ensemble coaching from pianist Michael Dussek and violinist Levon Chilingirian, as well as support from a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award, and from the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust.

    In her final year of undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, Rebecca was a finalist for the Nigel W. Brown prize, which led to a collaboration with the Stradivari Trust.

    Rebecca currently freelances in London with various ensembles.

    When I started playing my Johannes Tononi violin, I immediately discovered an instrument that was an extension of my own musical voice. The violin enriched every mood and nuance I attemped to create, opening up scintillating expressive possibilites and a wealth of sound colours to explore. Together, Nigel Brown and The Stradivari Trust helped me to acquire this responsive and soulful instrument to play on at an early and crucial time in my development as a musician. With the support of the Trust and syndicate, I am able to build my performing career with the vital stability of knowing that I can continue to play on, and grow with this fine violin.