Biography: Leah Latorraca

Lea LatorracaLeah Latorraca is a Master of Music candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studies with Stephen Rose. She has performed as a soloist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Music Institute of Chicago Academy Chamber Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras. Leah has won prizes in the Society of American Musicians Young Artist Competition, Bolz Young Artist Competition, Walgreens National Concerto Competition, and the Alexander and Buono International Violin Competition. Chamber music performances have included collaborations with Lawrence Dutton, Hsin-Yun Huang, Gary Hoffman, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Robert McDuffie, Amy Schwartz Moretti, and Julie and Rebecca Albers. Leah has performed frequently at the Rome Chamber Music and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festivals, and been a participant in the Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, Banff Centre Masterclasses and Orchestral Sessions, the Heifetz International Summer Institute, and the National Repertory Orchestra. Additionally, Leah was a member of the 2013 Central America and 2014 Caribbean Tour for Youth Orchestra of the Americas, as well as a 2013-2014 Global Leader for the organization. Leah holds section violin positions in the Akron and Firelands Symphonies, and is a substitute violinist for the New World Symphony in Miami. A Robert McDuffie Scholarship Award winner, Leah received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings where she studied with David Halen, Amy Schwartz Moretti, and Robert McDuffie.