Rebecca Gilliver, Cellist

Principal Cello, London Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Principal, Chamber Musician, Teacher


Rebecca Gilliver is Principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra. She originally joined the LSO in 2001 as Co-Principal but in 2009 decided she had had enough of turning pages!

Early success in national and international competitions led to critically acclaimed debut recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London and Carnegie Hall, New York. Rebecca has performed in major music festivals such as Bath, Bergen, and the Manchester International Cello Festival. She has appeared as a soloist with the Halle and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and is a frequent giver of masterclasses at the Guildhall and Royal Academy.

A keen chamber musician, she has collaborated with international artists including Nikolai Znaider and Roger Vignoles and has worked with the renowned Nash Ensemble of London. Rebecca has played guest principal with orchestras around the world, including the Philharmonia, New Sinfonietta Amsterdam and the World Orchestra for Peace.