Well known in the New York area, Rebecca Pechefsky has performed in such
    venues as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Morris-Jumel
    Mansion. She has also been heard in concert series of the Miami Bach Society
    and the Harpsichord Center in Pasadena and Brentwood, California, as well as
    in fringe concerts of the Boston Early Music Festival and the Berkeley Festival.
    Recent European engagements include recitals in London (Handel House),
    Milan (Sforza Castle), Bologna, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Basel. Among her
    recordings for Quill Classics are the complete harpsichord music of François
    d’Agincour; Bach and His Circle (JPF Music Award, Best Classical Solo Album);
    Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, praised in Fanfare as “excellent to the
    highest degree”; and Johann Ludwig Krebs @ 300. As part of the Krebs 300th
    birthday celebrations in Germany, she was invited to perform in Zwickau and
    Altenburg in October 2013.

           Also committed to contemporary music, she has premiered works by Mary
    Inwood, Mark Janello, Graham Lynch, Frank J. Oteri, Louis Pelosi, Johnny Reinhard,
    and Ben Yarmolinsky, and can be heard on Beth Anderson’s new CD, The Praying
    Mantis and the Bluebird (MSR Classics).

           In July 2014 she began recording the second book of Bach‘s Well-Tempered
    Clavier for Quill Classics, tentatively slated for 2016.

           Rebecca graduated as a piano major from Juilliard’s four-year Pre-College
    program before earning her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, followed by an
    MA in harpsichord from Queens College and an MPhil in musicology from the CUNY
    Graduate Center. Her piano teachers included Seymour Lipkin; she later studied
    harpsichord with Louis Bagger, Kenneth Cooper, and Raymond Erickson, with
    master classes from Olivier Beaumont, Kenneth Gilbert, and Colin Tilney.

           Currently organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Glendale, Queens, she lives
    in Brooklyn with her husband, Erik Ryding, with whom she coauthored Bruno Walter:
    A World Elsewhere, winner of an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. (For more information
    on the biography of Walter, click on the button to the left.)
                   

    WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCES

       Mary Inwood
    Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 59: Moderate
    February 2003, Queens College, Flushing, New York

      
Mark Janello
    Six Harpsichord MIniatures
             March 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio
           (for a video of the New York premiere, click on the link below)

       
Six Harpsichord Miniatures, NY Premiere

           Toccata-Rondo for solo harpsichord
            March 3, 2013, Beeville, TX

            
Concerto for Two
             
May 23, 2015, Montreal, Canada (with Elaine Funaro)

      
Graham Lynch
    Petenera
    March 2008, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

           Frank J. Oteri
    The Other Side of the Window
    March 1996, New York, New York

    If by Yes
    July 1996, New York, New York

    Is 5
    May 2002, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, New York

    Six of One
    January 2004, Miami Bach Society, Coral Gables, Florida

    Louis Pelosi
    Enchaînements
    November 1998, Croton-Harmon, New York

    Five Meditations
    November 2005, Croton-Harmon, New York

    Johnny Reinhard
    Odysseus
    May 1997, Columbia University, New York, New York

    Qoheleth
    March 2003 New York, New York

    NEW YORK PREMIERE PERFORMANCES

    Graham Lynch
    Petenera
    October 2008, Brooklyn, New York

    Ben Yarmolinsky
    French Suite
    June 2004, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York

    WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS

    Elias Brunnemüller
    Suite in F Major
    Quill Classics, QC 1001

    François d'Agincour
    Quatorzième Ordre (complete)
    Quill Classics, QC 1004

    Conrad Friedrich Hurlebusch
    Suite in C Minor
    Quill Classics, QC 1006

    Johann Ludwig Krebs
    Partita in A Minor
    Quill Classics, QC 1006

    Johnny Reinhard
    Odysseus
    Pitch P-200201

    Larry Wallach
    Partita on "Simple Gifts"
    Quill Classics 2003-SE
BIOGRAPHY