Rebecca Burden is a first-year music student at the University of York. Since starting university, she has become a member of the Chimera Ensemble, the largest student-run contemporary music ensemble in the UK, and has collaborated and performed with composers such as Neil Luck. Interested in and inspired by contemporary/experimental performance, she is also part of The Assembled, an experimental group, and Ish, an improvisational group at university. In 2016, she was the principal cellist in the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra. In early 2017, she performed in the UK premiere of John Luther Adams piece ‘Canticles of the Sky’ in Sheffield, alongside 32 other cellists. Her string duet, ‘Quantitative/Qualitative’ was performed by the Carducci Quartet at Leicester International Music Festival in 2017.
“I’m extremely excited to take part in this residency, and look forward to exploring new areas of music. I am very keen to meet musicians such as Shiva and get to know how other artists compose and work, especially in a collaborative way.”