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Céline Leathead

First Violin

Montreal native Céline Leathead joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1994 after being a member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and associate concertmaster of the Alabama Symphony. At Orchestra chamber concerts, she has played music by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann and Schulhoff, including the Brahms Piano Quintet with Emanuel Ax at Sommerfest 1996. She performed Dvořák’s String Quintet and Bloch’s First Piano Quintet on the Chamber Music at MacPhail series in 2010.

Leathead received a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ivan Galamian, Jascha Brodsky and Jaime Laredo.

A former member of the Rosalyra Quartet, she has performed several times with the Bakken Trio. She maintains a private teaching studio.