Rebecca Willett, piano
During high school, Rebecca traveled from Virginia Beach to NYC to study with internationally acclaimed pianist, conductor and teacher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Studying with Mr. Solzhenitsyn changed her life. She continues to receive instruction from him whenever their schedules allow.
In addition to Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Rebecca has been blessed to have been a private student of gifted teachers: Melody Diehl, Anne Bugg, Dr. Jeffrey Brown, Suzanne Guy, Dr. Jason Paul Peterson and Dr. Lelia Sadlier while growing up in Virginia Beach.
After being accepted to seven conservatories, Rebecca chose to attend Mannes School of Music in New York, New York beginning August 2012 to study under Irina Morozova. In 2013, Rebecca continued her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Kathryn Brown and Dr. Daniel Shapiro.
Rebecca is continuing her studies with internationally acclaimed concert pianist and conductor, Awadagin Pratt at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music as she pursues her Masters Degree in Piano Performance.
Rebecca has participated in master classes with Benedetto Lupo, Edmund Battersby, Brian Ganz, Harold Protsman, and Dr. Douglas Weeks. She has had private instruction from: Sergei Babayan, Andre-Michel Schub, Alan Chow, Tao Lin, Edmund Battersby, Alvin Chow, Leonard Richter, Reiko Uchida, Dr. Marina Lomazov, Dr. Joseph Rackers, Dr. Jack Winerock, Leah Brammer, Linda Nakagawa, and Dr. Haruko Kataoka.