Leah Gale Nelson Violin

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Violinist Leah Gale Nelson specializes in the historical performance practices of the 17th and 18th centuries.  Based in New York City, she has performed as a chamber musician and soloist throughout North America and in  Europe, and her interpretations of baroque and classical music have put her in demand as concertmaster  throughout the United States. In 2007, Ms. Nelson began a traversal of H.I.F. Biber’s “Rosary Sonatas” in concerts  in New York and in Minneapolis at the Basilica of Saint Mary, a journey that inspired a recording of the collection for  the Lyrichord label.

She has performed with most early music ensembles along the east coast, from Boston  Camerata to the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, including the American Classical Orchestra, Clarion Music  Society, Concert Royal, and Dublin’s Opera Theatre Company (at the Brooklyn Academy of Music).

Ms. Nelson  holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Chicago Musical College and a Master of Music degree from Mannes  College of Music in New York.