Rebecca Schlappich Charles
- NXT4a Violin
- Quartet 405, Chance the Rapper, Alan Parsons, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Mariachi El Bronx, Mariachi Divas, Hey, King!
The beautiful union of comfort, playability, and a clear, balanced tone is achieved wonderfully in my NS NXTa. The versatility of this instrument is what makes it not only an essential tool for any professional string musician, but also a fun and exciting instrument to play and explore!
—Rebecca Schlappich Charles
Rebecca Schlappich has been traversing the world for over a decade, exciting audiences from the orchestra and center stage alike. Classically trained at Manhattan School of Music, Schlappich has since demonstrated a penchant for the spirited edge of rock and pop. As a touring musician with Mariachi El Bronx, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Schlappich has rocked halls from Los Angeles to Berlin and beyond. Rebecca is also proud to be an active member of the two-time Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas, as well as recurring soloist with the Lancaster Community Orchestra. She is a founding member of La-based multi-genre string quartet Quartet405, who have performed with Lori Lieberman and recorded for Moonchild. She is honored to be a participating member of Cultures in Harmony and has had the privilege of working with musicians and members of the community in Cameroon, the Philippines, and Egypt through the organization.
Quartet405 is a multi-genre string quartet based in Los Angeles comprised of four professional string players: Eliza James and Rebecca Schlappich Charles on violin, Jayna Chou on viola, and Danica Pinner on cello. Quartet405 performs live, records, and produces custom arrangements. Quartet405 has had the pleasure of working with artists and producers such as Avril Lavigne, Lori Lieberman, Bob Clearmountain, Tom Brooks, Peter Asher, Moonchild, Raquel Rodriguez, Symphonic Planet, and Grammy award-winning singer Nigel Hall. In addition, Quartet405 features their original arrangements of the music of Paul Anka, Burt Bacharach, Selena, Queen, and Elton John in their tribute videos. In 2017, the quartet’s holiday video “Jingle Bell Overture” was featured by Fox 11 News.