Rebecca Blau is a member of various chamber music formations and is particularly interested in contemporary music. Her first experience with new music was in the Landesjugendensemble für Neue Musik Thüringen, which works closely with the composers' association Via Nova e.V. in Weimar. Since then she has performed as a member of various ensembles such as International Ensemble Modern Academy, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Scope, Basel Sinfonietta, Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain, Ensemble Musikfabrik at the Lucerne Festival, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Rainy Days Luxembourg and Festival de La Habana de Música Contemporánea in Cuba, as well as at Manifeste Paris, Fondation Royaumont and Mixtur Festival Barcelona.
In the 21/22 season Rebecca Blau was a member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy Frankfurt, with which she performed concerts at Manifeste Paris, Lucerne Festival, Time of Music Finland, Gaudeamus Muziekweek Utrecht and 180° Festival Sofia.
Together with the cellist Charlotte Lorenz Rebecca Blau is co-funder of the Lucerne based Dissolution Ensemble. Dissolution is focussing on playing innovative concert programs and formats as well as teaching the composition class at the Hochschule Luzern.
She received her first flute lessons at the music school in Suhl before continuing her education in the special music class at the Rutheneum in Gera. She completed her bachelor's degree at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf. In 2017/2018 she studied with an Erasmus grant at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and at the Pôle d'Enseignement Supérieur Bordeaux Aquitaine. In early 2022 she completed her Masters in Performance Classics with a focus on Interpretation in Contemporary Music at the Hochschule Luzern with Pirmin Grehl.
Rebecca is also interested in politics and socio-cultural issues in society. In order to be able to move things as a musician, she founded the "Musicians for Solidarity" project together with other musicians in 2020, which addresses taboo topics & empowerment and provides critical impulses within the music scene.
Duo Ignea is a chamber music duo of flutist Rebecca Blau (Germany/Switzerland) and pianist Zane Rubesa (Latvia/France). Both musicians met in 2017 during their Erasmus exchange programs at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. After discovering their common passion for chamber music while working together in various concerts and master classes, they decided to found the Duo Ignea, which quickly developed into an internationally active ensemble. Since then they have performed successful concert tours in Belgium, Germany, France and Latvia. In 2022 the duo Ignea was a guest at the Klara Festival in Brussels and produced a musical audio book with "Retelling Undine".
Dissolution Ensemble is a contemporary music ensemble based in Lucerne / Switzerland. Always researching new material and sound, the ensemble works closely together with young composers, develops new concert formats and teaches in the Hochschule Luzern.
Retelling Undine is a musical audio book for the fairy tale about the sea mermaid Undine, based on Carl Reinecke's Undine Sonata for flute and piano and Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué's fairy tale. The duo Ignea, consisting of Rebecca Blau (flute) and Zane Rubesa (piano), together with Freyja Melsted (literary translator and lyricist), tell the dramatic story of Undine's unhappy love for the knight Huldbrand in music and a text version created especially for the project.
We don't just want to move in concert halls, but understand music as a creative and powerful medium to raise awareness for current issues and to set critical impulses in the music scene and outside the scene, as well as to generate donations for changing charitable purposes.
In the interdisciplinary project "recurrence" the eternal cycle is reopened in an abstract way the connection of flute, electronics and dance. The pieces for flute solo and Electronics are dealing differently with the phenomenon of recurrence. Dancer and instrumentalist interact with each other in the performance, partly also movements merge so that the relationship of recurrence, intimacy, distance and contact is explored.