In one word, Rebecca Roudman is versatile. Starting with a strong classical
background, Rebecca lives a life full of exciting cello performances and adventures.
In the classical world, Rebecca is a respected cellist who is a member of the Oakland
East-Bay Symphony and the Santa Rosa Symphony. She has also performed with
the Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra, Modesto Symphony, Monterey Symphony, San
Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Santa Cruz Symphony, and Vallejo Symphony.
Rebecca has soloed with the Cal State Hayward Orchestra, the Marin Chamber
Orchestra, the Classical Philharmonic, the Ohlone College Orchestra, and the
Women’s Community Orchestra.
As part of her classical adventures, Rebecca has toured Europe and Brazil, backed
up Issac Hayes, and been in an Acura car commercial.
In the world of rock n’ roll, jazz, world, and folk music, Rebecca has taken her strong
skills on the cello to an even higher level performing with an amazing assortment of
bands. These include (but are not limited to) Juliette Commagere at the Great
American Music Hall (opening for Ry Cooder and Elvis Costello), with the Danny
Click band opening for JJ Cale, backing up Melissa Manchester, and a performance
at Oakland’s Fox Theatre of live video game music for the Video Game Live World
Rebecca currently performs regularly with Electrika, an electric gypsy rock band; Dirty
Cello, a hard rock cello-fronted band; Tango Ritmico, an Argentinean tango
ensemble, Jonathan Levi Band, an Indie Band, and Brazilology, a bossa nova
Rebecca also has her own YouTube channel where you can see her collaborations
with Anna Laube (singer- songwriter) Jason Eckl (world percussion) Paradiso
(didgeridoo artist) and Ashley Seaton (operatic soprano.)
Rebecca also shares her love of music by teaching a large after-school string
orchestra program in Novato, working in the Oakland schools through the Oakland
East-Bay Symphony’s MUSE program, and by assistant teaching at Sinaloa Middle
School in Novato.
Stay tuned for Rebecca’s 2010 release of her debut album, Eclectic Cello, featuring
her amazing versatility on the cello!