Violist Alexandra Leem received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and Artist Diploma and Master of Music degree from Yale University. A recipient of the Yale School of Music scholarship, Ms. Leem studied extensively with the Tokyo Quartet during the Yale quartet-in-residency program.
Ms. Leem has held the position of Principal Viola for the Concerto Soloists, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia since '97, as well as Orchestra 2001. She was a member of the Opera Philadelphia, the Philly Pops, and a substitute for the Philadelphia Orchestra, performing in Carnegie, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Mann Music Center, and PSO tours until her move to California in 2010.
Ms. Leem is a former viola faculty at Temple University Pre-College and has taught at University of Pennsylvania & UC Davis.
A versatile musician, Ms. Leem has recorded extensively for The Studio, Philadelphia; the NFL studios, Mt. Laurel, NJ; and has performed for the Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia; the Royal Ballet; Pennsylvania ballet; Network for New Music; Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; and the Santa Fe Concert Association. Other notable appearances include the Heidelberg Festival, Germany; Internationales Orchesterinstitut Attergau, Austria; and the International Holland Music Session; and in the bay area’s Music in May Festival, Santa Cruz; Chamber Music Silicon Valley; and the Ensemble SF.
Currently, she is a member of the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, Principal Viola of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Viola of the Sarasota Opera, Florida.