Ms. Weber holds a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of Lynne Ramsey. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Rice University, under the tutelage of James Dunham. Dedicated to teaching and sharing music with underserved audiences, she has collaborated extensively on the development of educational outreach programs for preschoolers, elementary school students, middle school students, and adults. Ms. Weber also maintains a private studio and is a viola section coach for the Houston Youth Symphony. Ms. Weber plays on a modern viola by Minneapolis-based luthier William Bartruff.
An active and versatile performer, violist Rainey Weber is based in Houston, Texas, where she is currently the violist of the Calliope String Quartet and St. Andrew’s Strings and is a Da Camera Young Artist. Highlights from recent seasons include a tour with the Calliope Quartet of Italy and Austria, recording string tracks for Robert Ellis’ most recent album, Robert Ellis (2016, New West Records), and serving as guest principal violist in the North Carolina Opera’s performance of Madama Butterfly. Ms. Weber has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival and School. As a founding member of the Judson String Quartet, she served as the violist for the 2014 Quartet-in-Residence Program at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp where she performed, taught privately, and mentored for the Advanced String Quartet Institute.