Rebecca Humphrey Diederich

Cellist Rebecca Humphrey Diederich lives and works in the Philadelphia area where she is an active freelancer, performing with many US early music ensembles. A Bach continuo specialist, she has played frequently with Washington Bach Consort, Baltimore Bach Handel Choir, Cantate Chamber Singers, Bethesda, Trinity Church, NYC and Choral Arts, Philadelphia, to name a few. She has been principle cellist with Tempesta di Mare, Lyra Concert, Kammerensemble Luzern, Capriccio Basel, CityMusik, Chicago and Ars Musica. In Philadelphia she is founding member of many chamber groups including Aurelio, Kleinekammermusik, Night Music, the Franklin Quartet and is also a founding member of Belladonna Baroque Quartet. Rebecca graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and continued her studies at University of Minnesota. She has coached at Madison Early Music workshop and is currently a faculty member at Curtis Institute where she teaches baroque cello.

Violoncello:  Jacobus Stainer school, Tyrol, Johann Paul Schorn-c 1676
Viola da Gamba: Jane Julier 7 String, English, 1999