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Leah Coloff

Leah Coloff

Biography

Leah Coloff is a cellist, singer and composer described by The New York Times as “a combination of artful angularity and a rock-inflected assertiveness.” Leah has worked with composers such as Philip Glass, Joel Thome, Sean Friar, Michael Gordon and Ted Hearne. Credits include cello chair for Oklahoma! On Broadway, the premieres of Ridge Theater’s Lightning At Our Feet as cellist/singer/performer and Beth Morrison Productions, Ted Hearne’s The Source, as cellist. Recent discography includes: The Source (New Amsterdam), selected best classical recordings of 2015 by The New York Times and The New Yorker, Outlanders (New Amsterdam) and ThisTree (searchingeye) the album inspiring her multimedia autobiographical song cycle encompassing family, memory, secrets and loss. ThisTree is received commissioning, development, and production support from HERE as part of the HERE Artist Residency Program and premiered at the Prototype Festival 2019. Leah is a regular performer at the Obie Award winning Secret City and cellist for the Scorchio String Quartet, featured in the award winning documentary, Inside the Perfect Circle: The Odyssey of Joel Thome. She has played with musicians such as Trey Anastasio, David Bowie, Michael Cerveris, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and Damon Albarn among others. Leah studied with Irene Sharp at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and with Bernard Greenhouse at The New England Conservatory of Music.