Hailed as “riveting” by The San Francisco Examiner, Korean-American Rebecca Jackson is acting assistant principal 2nd violin of the San Francisco Ballet. She is founding member of Ensemble San Francisco & artistic director of Music in May, an annual chamber music festival. In its 8 season history, notable musicians Martin Beaver, Michael Tree, Ron Leonard, and Shmuel Ashkenasi have been featured. Ms. Jackson was member of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and performs with San Francisco Opera & Santa Fe Opera. Believing strongly in the power of music to heal and unite, an important part of her career has been discovering volunteer opportunities to serve others through her violin. These activities have taken her into communities in Ukraine, Romania, Dominican Republic, and into the Haitian tent cities. Combining her passion for music and service, she is co-founder of Sound Impact, an ensemble devoted to taking music to underserved communities such as youth in hospitals & correction facilities. The latest undertaking, in collaboration with her father, is writing the authorized biography of her mentor David Arben, imprisoned in 7 Nazi death camps & former associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ms. Jackson received her B.M. from The Juilliard School and a graduate degree from UC Santa Cruz..