Leanne Zacharias

Leanne Zacharias

 

Leanne Zacharias

Brandon, Manitoba

Cellist Leanne Zacharias' musical life has been compared to extreme sport: from performances with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Toronto's Aradia Ensemble, the American Repertory Ensemble, as soloist with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, finalist in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and apprentice with Montreal's Nouvel Ensemble Moderne to sound installations and collaborations with choreographers, architects and visual artists, she has emerged with a uniquely energetic and interdisciplinary artistic voice. Working with such composers as Arvo Part, Krystof Penderecki, Joan Tower, John Adams and George Tsontakis, she has premiered dozens of pieces, most recently a trio for drums, cello and bass, a Carillon bell duo, and a tour premiering a commission for marimba, violin and cello from Yale composer Robert Honstein. She will present a new work by longtime cohort, songwriter Christine Fellows, in St. Boniface later this summer, and her site-specific performance project Music for Spaces travels to San Francisco in July.

Leanne was a student of Paul Marleyn before receiving her Masters degree at Rice University with Desmond Hoebig. She recently completed her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin, and is now an Assistant Professor of Music at Brandon University.


 

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