Meet Ava-Rebekah Rahman

A new and very unusual adventure is in the works for heavy metal legends, ACCEPT and the highly esteemed violinist, Ava-Rebekah Rahman.

Ava will be performing with ACCEPT’S European Orchestra Project, SYMPHONIC TERROR.   Ava will be the Soloist, duetting with Wolf Hoffmann.  As the 2019 Symphonic Terror Tour grows closer, excitement and expectations are high as intense rehearsals are currently underway in preparation for the tour’s premiere on April 20th, 2019 in the Historic Wuppertaler Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany.  Additional dates for this special tour visiting Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Norway can be found at http://acceptworldwide.com/tour/.

Ava-Rebekah Rahman is a world renowned solo violinist, poet and music educator.  Coming from Bengali heritage she was born and educated in England.  Ava made her solo concert debut age 10, performing Mozart G major Concerto with the National Orchestra and has since had an illustrious career.

Ava has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician the world over from America to Europe, through the Middle East, the Far East,and more.   She has performed in the most prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Beijng National Arts Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Bridgewater Hall, Westminster Abbey and Edinburgh Festival, Köln Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Centre to name just a few.

As a soloist, she has played with many internationally renowned orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra ,London Philharmonic Orchestra , and Prague Philharmonic, where she was chosen as the artist in resident for 2 seasons. 

From age 11, she attended the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Leland Chen.  When attending Westminster School she continued under Ani Schnarch until she went to New York to study with Lewis Kaplan ,Julliard School/Mannes who she cites as her greatest  influence along with Tagore and Celibidache.  Ava has also studied under Salvatore Accardo, Boris Belkin, Giulianno Carmignola and participated in masterclasses with  Ivry Gitlis, Pinchas Zuckermann, The Kronos Quartet, The Endellion Quartet and The Emerson Quartet.

Ava is also part of a very successful duo, The Aditya Duo ,http://aditya-duo.com, with the cellist,Matthias Diener, from The Minguet Quartet, performing all over the world, most recently having sold out residencies at the Köln Philharmonic Veedel Series. 

Recently, Ava‘s been appointed Artistic Director of the Eifel Musik und Kunst Festival, which will began it’s first year in 2017, www.eifelmusik.org

Her lifelong interest in Tantra has influenced her phenomenology of music, her approach is refreshing, new and profound. In 2019, as artistic director of the Eifel Musik und Kunst Festival ,is launching a 7 year series called  ‘The Seven Veils of Music’, where world renown musicians, scientists and philosophers will perform concerts and events exploring these themes. 

Ava is extremely versatile, having performed contemporary music and has premiered many new works both for Solo violin and Chamber groups. She’s equally adept in performing Indian music with some of the country’s best, while continuing to study with teachers in India and Germany.

In 2017/2018, Ava started a collaboration in Calcutta India, not only as Soloist, but giving 10 day long masterclasses to the Kolkata Symphony Orchestra and students of the Oxford Mission, as part of her vision to encourage a diverse music education and a sharing between Indian and European styles of music. 

Ava is currently recording a CD series of violin music in partnership with John Castagnini (TGI), specifically dealing with music’s influence on the brain.  Her poetry gained attention in the United States with the release of her Chapbook in 2012.   Her debut book is being released  by the end of 2019.

Ava is mainly based in the German countryside, where she lives and works with her 4 dogs and cats, balancing the “peaceful sanctuary nature provides with the frenzy of her intense work schedule”.

ACCEPT is looking forward to Ava joining the Symphonic Terror project.