Leaving the corporate world to pursue her passion with Rebecca De La Torre
Singer, songwriter and pianist Rebecca De La Torre never considered her passion for music would someday be her profession. Rebecca will discuss what it means to leave the corporate world and to pursue a passion similar to what she did when it came to her music on the eMusician Podcast Show.
- Please tell us about yourself and your new record Incognito?
- Have you always had a love for music and recording or is being a recording artist something you pursued later in life?
- What steps are necessary for an entrepreneur who wants to move her business to the next level?
- What challenges and opportunities do you see in the current economic climate as it relates to being a recording artist?
- What advice do you have for women who are just starting out?
Rebecca De La Torre wields a passion for music that is potent and mysterious, graceful and illuminating. With a voice that is sultry and powerful, her genuine musicianship can be heard, seen, and felt by those who experience her performance. Whether she is intimately alone with her piano or moving and shaking the crowd with her energy and drive, Rebecca intuitively knows how to captivate her audience from the moment she sings her first note.
Though voice and piano have always played a major role in Rebecca’s life, she never considered her passion for music would someday be her profession. Being a practical A+ student, Rebecca chose to come to Arizona on scholarship to study computer programming.
Despite the lucrative success of her engineering career, a violent relationship shook Rebecca to the core. Once free, she made the courageous decision to leave the world of security to follow her heart to music. She was soon engaged to sing for the Arizona Opera and joined Orquestra Panamericana where she learned to speak fluent Spanish.
Rebecca’s first LP album is Incognito, a creative pop rock collaboration with lyricist and executive producer T. Siering. Thirteen songs tell the story of overcoming a physically abusive relationship and the struggle that arises with self-doubt. Incognito is Rebecca’s metaphor for stepping out of the shadows with music that is dark, mysterious, and illuminating, expressing depths of passion and fantasy consistent with her personal artistic journey.
In May 2013, the world welcomed her new debut album Incognito. For more about Rebecca, visit www.RebeccaDeLaTorre.com.