Rebecca Chambers grew up in Somerset, and started learning the viola at the age of 9. She then went on to become a pupil at Chethams School of Music. On leaving school Rebecca completed her studies as an ABRSM scholar at the Royal College of Music, where she learnt with Simon Rowland-Jones. Soon after leaving college she became a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and then the Philharmonia Orchestra where she was co-principal viola. Rebecca has also been a member of the John Wilson Orchestra and has played as a guest principal with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and English Chamber Orchestra. In 2014 she joined the orchestra of English National Opera and in July 2016 was appointed principal viola.