Cellist

Leah Leong

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Cellist
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London based cellist and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music.

Leah is a cellist currently in her first year of postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Josephine Knight. Originally from Bristol, Leah began learning the cello with her mother before studying intensely with Bruno Schrecker, former pupil of Pablo Casals. Following this, Leah received an entrance scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in July 2018. Leah has played in masterclasses with cellists such as Guy Johnston, Hannah Roberts and Adrian Brendel. As an experienced orchestral player, Leah has performed under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner and Semyon Bychkov to name a few. She is principal cellist in the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and recently played side by side with the Czech Philharmonic. She also performed in the Royal Albert Hall for James Newton Howard’s 3 Decades of Music concert as co-principal cellist with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra. Leah has a strong passion for chamber music, and is a member of the Orlando Trio as well as a member of the Amanzi Piano Quartet who won the Audience Prize in the final of the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition 2018 and are currently Concordia Foundation Artists. Recent solo engagements include a performance of the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto and a solo recital at the Bristol Music Club.

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Genres:
Classical, Pop, Contemporary classical, Acoustic, Top 40, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Electronic, Classic rock, Pop rock
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Jaakko S, 2 months ago

Leah was just great!

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Katrina R, 2 years ago

Leah was all around amazing!! Will book again!