Leanne Zacharias

Visiting Faculty



Cellist Leanne Zacharias’ approach to musical life has been compared to extreme  sport— from soloist to collaborating across genres with choreographers, writers, architects, visual artists and musicians of all stripes, she has emerged with a uniquely vibrant and contemporary voice.


A versatile performer, she has been artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts, with San Francisco’s Odyssey Works and Sweden’s Elucian Ensemble, apprentice with Montreal’s Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and shared stages with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Toronto’s Aradia Ensemble, the Hylozoists, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Boundary Ensemble, Toca Loca, Whitehorse’s Longest Night Ensemble, Wiretap’s Jonathan Goldstein, the Miro Quartet, Edgar Meyer and the Weakerthans. With longtime cohort, songwriter Christine Fellows, she has toured the continent and contributed to original music for video, modern dance, five albums on Six Shooter Records and the Winnipeg Arts Council-sponsored Reliquary performance project. She is also on the artistic direction team of the Brandon Chamber Players.