Rebecca Teplow

Rebecca Teplow began her musical path as a classically trained violinist. while attending Yeshiva of Flatbush elementary school. After graduating from the prestigious High School of Performing Arts, Rebecca then went on to pursue a degree in Music Performance where she studied under violinist Itzhak Perlman and composer Robert Starer. Eventually, her thoughts turned from instrumental performance to the creation of music. Rebecca's compelling need to write songs was realized with the release of her first CD in 2004, entitled "T'filot/Prayers." Rebecca's second CD was released December 18, 2008 Rebecca's musical compositions combine her classical training along with a potent spiritual view of Jewishness. Rebecca's CDs received very positive acclaim from critics and listeners. The award-winning writer, Seth Rogovoy, listed "Prayers" among the best CD's of 2004. He stated "Teplow boasts the voice of a pop diva with a hint of Barbara Streisand, well suited to her dramatic, cello-flecked, pop-rock arrangements of Psalms and passages from Jewish wisdom literature." Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene, states: "Rebecca Teplow’s new CD "Kaveh/Hope," is a must for anyone with interest in new music to the holy scriptures...Haunting as well as soothing, her songs resonate on a deep emotional level. Fresh and new, evoking the ancient and deeply spiritual." Tanya Krim writing in the "New Jersey Jewish Standard" described Rebecca's voice as "powerful and melifluous, reminiscent of Barbara Streisand's."

Articles by Rebecca Teplow

Singing is a Mitzvah

I have been hiding from the audience my entire life. I am not sure if this is because I have ...