Violinist, Leah Froyd hails from Denver, Colorado where she has earned recogni:on as a soloist, chamber musician and arts humanitarian. Ms. Froyd recently graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of renowned violinist, Ian Swensen. Trading coasts, in the Fall of 2020, Leah will be entering a Master of Music Degree program at the Longy School of Music of Bard College where she will be a teaching assistant to Paula Majerfeld.
Ms. Froyd has trained and volunteered in the El-Sistema Program in Denver’s inner city, assis:ng elementary school children who are culturally underserved and incorpora:ng the musical methodology established by pedagogue and philanthropist, Simon Bolivar in Venezuela. Expanding upon her work with El-Sistema, Leah has been awarded a two-year fellowship from the Longy Conservatory to work with students in impoverished areas in the greater Boston metro area. In addi:on to her charitable work, Froyd has worked at Conservatory Connect, a partnering organiza:on of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, (SFCM) as well as an intern for the illustrious New Century Chamber Orchestra.
Having worked extensively with the Telegraph and Takacs String Quartets, Leah not only honed her chamber music skills by performing interna:onally at the Rencontres Musicales de Noyers and the Nice Summer Music Academy in France. There, she was able to con:nue to hone her french communica:on skills. Na:onally, Ms. Froyd has par:cipated at the Castleman Quartet Program, LyricaFest and the Lamont Academy of Denver University music fes:vals.
Leah currently serves as assistant Principal 2nd of the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra as well as the organiza:on’s newly appointed managing director. In addi:on to her music, Ms. Froyd enjoys hiking with her dog, Nico, and cycling.