Rebecca Panayiotou (Violin)
A vibrant, charismatic artist with a passion for teaching, Rebecca Panayiotou has been studying violin for thirteen years. She is a graduate of Stetson University, where she recently completed her Bachelor Degree in Violin Performance from the studio of Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez at Stetson University. She is continuing her studies in pursuit of a Master of Music at the University of Oklahoma with Hal Grossman.
Rebecca has performed with the Florida Opera Theatre and the Indian River Pops. She recently was the recipient of the Stetson University Undergraduate Research Grant which funded her summer studies in Vipiteno, Italy, at the Orfeo International Music Festival and Competition. A recipient of the Willam E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship, she kept busy during her undergraduate years both with chamber music and solo recitals. She has kept active in the new music scene; in 2010, she was featured in Stetson’s Touchstone Art Publication as premier violinist for Andrew Brooks’ composition “Mile High Swinging Bridge.”
Rebecca has also served as an adjudicator for Volusia County All-County, middle school division, as well as worked as Assistant Conductor and String Coach for the Stetson Community School of the Arts Youth Strings Program. In 2011, she initiated a Chamber Music Project for young violinists, sponsored by the Indian River Institute for the Creative Arts. The goal of her Chamber Music Project was to encourage collaboration between students at an early age, to cultivate sight-reading skills, and to expand repertoire.
Through her teaching, Rebecca seeks to prepare students for the demands of fine violin playing by establishing a firm technical foundation, while at the same time encouraging interest-led learning to foster a love and passion for music.