Miss. Rebeca Rathlef

Violin Teacher

Rebeca Rathlef


Memphis, TN

Violinist Rebeca Rathlef is from Sumaré, Brazil, where she started her violin studies with her grandfather. She then completed her studies as a Suzuki child with professor Fabio dos Santos, at the Campinas Suzuki Center.

She is now pursuing a D.M.A. at the University of Memphis with Professor Timothy Shiu. Rebeca currently holds the Judith & Sheldon Korones Memorial Fellowship, performing with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. She has also been invited to play with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. In São Paulo, she played at the Orquestra Experimental de Repertório and taught at the community project Novos Sonhos.

Awards she has received include the Julian Olevsky Memorial Scholarship and the Abell Family String Scholarship. 

Rebeca holds a degree from the University of São Paulo, Brazil (B.M.) and the University of Massachusetts (M.M.). She was taught under the study of Fabio dos Santos, Shinobu Saito, Elisa Fukuda, Eliane Tokeshi, and Elizabeth Chang. 

As a founding member of the Brasilis String Quartet, Rebeca enjoys chamber music involving social projects. The quartet is focused on performing Latinx composers and living composers and is active in the community in churches, schools and the Crosstown Arts. 

She is currently working on establishing her violin studio at Memphis, bringing her training as a Suzuki teacher and a Alexander Technique student together.