Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Leo Eguchi

Boston-based cellist Leo Eguchi has been described as “copiously skilled and confident” (New York Times) with performances that were "ravishing" (New Bedford Standard-Times) and "played with passion and vitality" (Boston Music Intellegencer).

A native of Michigan, Leo has performed extensively across North America, Europe and Asia.  He enjoys an active and multi-faceted performance schedule – he can be heard in myriad chamber music settings, including Sheffield Chamber Players, the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival, Trio Veritas and South Coast Chamber Music Society; in larger ensembles as principal cellist of the New Bedford Symphony, a member of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the New Hampshire Music Festival and the Portland Symphony; and in frequent appearances with the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet and Boston Landmarks Orchestra.  

 

A strong advocate of new music, Leo has premiered dozens of pieces by, and worked closely with, many notable composers including William Bolcom, Bright Sheng, George Crumb, Lukas Foss, Joan Tower, Ken Ueno, Yehudi Wyner, Marti Epstein, Nathaniel Stookey, Gabriela Lena Frank, Ketty Nez, Michael Daugherty, and Kati Agocs.

 

Recent performing highlights include several Grammy nominated recording releases from Parma recordings on Navona Records, several concerto appearances, an artist residency and solo performances in Kabul, Afghanistan, and opportunities to share the non-classical stage with the likes of Pete Townshend, Melissa Etheridge, Demi Lovato, Brian Wilson, Kelly Clarkson, C-3P0, Peter Gabriel, Billy Idol, Nick Jonas, Josh Groban, and Audra McDonald, to name a few.

 

Degrees include BM (Cello Performance) and BS (Physics) cum laude from the University of Michigan, and MM (cello performance) from Boston University, where he received the String Department Award for Excellence.  Leo, along with violinist wife Sasha Callahan and cat-obsessed daughter Freya, live in Boston and spend their non-musical time free time appreciating the outdoors, food and wine.  Leo has tasted enough obscure wine grapes to earn a Doppel membership in The Wine Century Club.

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First Name: 
Leo
Job Title/Position: 
Cellist
Physical Address: 
9 Arborway Terrace #2
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Last Name: 
Eguchi

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