In memory of
Rebecca Lynch Nashville - Rebecca Lynch, professional violinist and former Assistant Concertmaster for the Nashville Symphony, died on July 23, 2018. She was ninety three years old. Born in Corpus Christie, Texas, she made her first radio performance on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour in New York when she was 15. By the time she was 18, she had moved to Los Angeles, where she worked extensively on soundtrack recording sessions at MGM and Twentieth Century Fox studios. She moved to New York to study with Oscar Shumsky in 1949. She played with the Frank Sinatra TV show orchestra in 1952 and again in 1957-8 and is on the credits for his LP, Close to You. Throughout the '50's and '60's she toured with various artists including Mr. Sinatra and tenor James Melton. She earned a Master's Degree from New York University in Musicology and taught stringed instruments at the Uniondale public school system on Long Island. In 1977 she moved to Nashville and became the Assistant Concert Master of the Symphony. She was a founding member of the studio string section that became known as the String Machine, She has a gold record for Neil Young's Comes a Time. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Charles) Wyatt, and two grandsons, Alexander (Courtney) Wyatt and Ben Reynolds. A celebration of her life will be held from 12 - 2 p.m. on Monday, August 6, at the Nashville Musicians' Rehearsal Hall on Music Row (11 Music Cir. N. Nashville, TN 37203).
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