Rebecca Bywater

Born in Tasmania and studied at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music under the tuition of Marilyn Smith graduating in 2002 with a Master of Music award. Focussing on recital, oratorio and repertoire of the avant garde 20th century and beyond, she enjoyed minor operatic roles in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.


As an experienced recital and oratorio performer Rebecca relocated to Melbourne in 2003. Since then she has performed as a soloist in Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, as alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah and Bach Cantatas with the Bendigo Chamber Orchestra and the Victorian College of the Arts School of Music Orchestra. Rebecca was also the Mezzo soloist in the premiere of Voices of History, a new work by M.B. Sibson.


In 2004 Rebecca was a featured performer as part of the Impressionist Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, performing Berlioz’s Les nuits d’ete and Ravel’s Histoires Naturelles.


Rebecca has performed as guest artist with Melbourne ensemble E21 in programs for the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields and a new work entitled Abelard and Heloise.