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     Leem, Alexandra

    She is a violist who started learning music when she was seven years old and went on to study as a specialist musician at Wells Cathedral School when she was thirteen.  She then obtained degrees from Eastman School and Yale University.


    She was a member of the Yale Quartet in Residency during the time she was a student there and her education continued when she participated in countless international music festivals on a fellowship.


    Her professional career, mainly in the Philadelphia area since graduation, has seen her performing with many orchestras and ensembles that include Akron Symphony, The Network of New Music Ensemble, New Haven Symphony, New England String Quartet, Orchestra New England, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Orchestra, The Santa Fe Opera and Saratoga Festival.  Recently she has held the post of Principal Viola of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, who she joined in 1996, and Orchestra 2001.


    Alongside her concert performances she is also a successful freelance studio musician for Larry Gold Studios and has appeared on many recordings.  The albums which she appears on include Trouble with Love Is by Kelly Clarkson, Love Story by Vivian Green, Magnificent by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Evolver by John Legend, Exit 13 by LL Cool J, Year of the Gentleman by Ne-Yo, Home by Seven, Graduation by Kanye West and The String Quartet Tribute to John Lennon.



    1. http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Leem_Alexandra_66915363.aspx
    2. http://www.chamberorchestra.org/main.cfm?page=musicians
    3. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000078JKJ/?tag=brsite3-20
    4. http://www.santafeopera.org/thecompany/people/operaorchestra.aspx
    5. http://www.newmusicphiladelphia.com/page7/page17/files/VisionsofAmericaProgram.pdf
    6. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:jvfixqr0ldhe~T4












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