Rebecca Whitener was born in Surrey and took up the clarinet aged 8 after a number of years trying to master her skills at the piano! After moving to Birmingham aged 14, she studied clarinet at the Birmingham Conservatoire with Michael Harris and Colin Parr. Here she won the Symphony Hall Recital Competition in her final year and was awarded a Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Rebecca then moved to London to study with Timothy Lines and Angela Malsbury at the Royal Academy of Music where she won the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists (TWIYCA) Wind Section and gave solo recitals at the Symphony Hall Birmingham, Colston Hall Bristol, The Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells and Fairfield Halls Croydon. Rebecca then went on to become a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Stuttgart Festival Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia before moving to Glasgow, where she now resides. Rebecca enjoys a busy schedule of freelancing with the Scottish Orchestras, performing chamber music, and teaching, conducting and coaching the next generation of musicians. In her spare time, Rebecca can be found running around the Southside with her two dogs, Jaxx and Skye!