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Alexandra Leem

Alexandra Leem


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 the 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 and Principal Viola of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.