American cellist Leah Plave is dedicated to performing fresh interpretations of the classics, to discovering hidden gems, and to being a voice for modern composers.
As a modern, baroque, and jazz cellist, she has collaborated with musicians such as Trio Solisti, Béla Fleck, David Braid, and Aisslinn Nosky. She is a Lincoln Center Stage artist and founding member of award-winning Z4 Piano Quartet, with whom she has performed everything from classical to jazz all across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Asia. In 2019, she performed the North American premiere of works for cello and piano by Henriette Bosmans, and released her debut album, The Rediscovery of Henriette Bosmans with her duo partner and pianist, Dr. Dan Sato.
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.