Since its founding in 2001, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) has grown into one of the most successful new music institutions in the world, thanks in no small part to its innovative, highly-integrated approach to the business of small-ensemble music. Bassoonist and core-member Rebekah Heller discusses what it takes to run a successful ensemble in today’s performing arts environment, and how artistry and organizational savvy can—and should—coexist in a career.
Praised for her “flair” and “deftly illuminated” performances by The New York Times, Rebekah Heller is an accomplished chamber, orchestral, and solo musician. In addition to performing with ICE—where she is also responsible for individual giving—Rebekah has been a featured soloist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Nagoya Philharmonic. Her debut solo album of world premiere recordings, 100 names, was released in 2013.