Leah AsherBrooklyn, NY
Violinist/violist and composer Leah Asher is an avid performer of contemporary music and creator of new artistic works. Leah has toured chamber music productions with Sanae Yoshida, Jennifer Torrence, and AJO ensemble; curated concerts for, written new works for, and soloed with NOSO Sinfoniettaen; and created an 8-hour installation performance, house-art art-house, as winner of the 2015 Festspillene Harstad Ungkunststipend. Seeking to bridge aural and visual art forms, Leah has written numerous graphic scores and is sought out as a collaborator in interdisciplinary work. She has been commissioned by ensembles such as NorthArc Percussion group, The Contingency Plan, The Nouveau Classical Project, Neolit Ensemble, and solo artists such as Meaghan Burke, Tristan McKay, Anne Lanzilotti, Kallie Ciechomski, and Jennifer Torrence. Leah completed her undergraduate degrees at Oberlin College and Conservatory, studying violin with Gregory Fulkerson and studio art primarily with John Pearson. As a recipient of the Jacob K. Javits fellowship, she completed her Master’s in Contemporary Performance at Manhattan School of Music with Curtis Macomber and continued studies at UCSD under the tutelage of János Négyesy. Leah joined as a violinist of The Rhythm Method in 2016.