American cellist Leah Plave is an active chamber musician and recitalist. Beginning her career in Washington, D.C., she was a member of multiple symphony orchestras including the Avanti Orchestra of the FMMC and the Metropolitan Orchestra, as well as a guest artist on the Georgetown University Chamber Music series.
An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with musicians such as Trio Solisti, Béla Fleck, David Braid, Mark Fewer, Aisslinn Nosky, and the Taconic Chamber Players. She was a founding member of the Z4 Piano Quartet, which was in residence at Beijing Central Conservatory of Music and Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance in Nova Scotia. Not only at home with classical music, she is also an active jazz and baroque cellist. Leah is a Lincoln Center Stage artist and toured the Pacific Northwest with a resident piano quintet. She was an artist in residence at the Carey Institute for Global Good during the Helderburg Chamber Music Series, and fellow at Garth Newel Music Center and Manchester Music Festival.
Leah received her Bachelor of Music from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, and is a Master of Music candidate at McGill's Schulich School of Music. Her significant mentors have included Yehuda Hanani, Csaba Onczay, Jean Marchand, Mark Fewer, and Matt Haimovitz.
Leah currently plays on a cello made by Oded Kishony generously loaned to her by the Virtu Foundation.