Rosalind Leavell is thrilled to join the cello section of the North Carolina Symphony for the 2018/19 season. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master’s degree in music from the University of Minnesota.
Leavell is the Principal Cellist of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, and regularly performs with the North Carolina Opera orchestra. She is the cellist of the newly-formed, Raleigh-based Lyricosa String Quartet.
While living in Minnesota, Leavell was the Principal Cellist of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and was featured on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. She has performed as a substitute cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra, and as a soloist with the Bloomington (MN) Symphony Orchestra and the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra.
A passionate teacher, Leavell is on the faculty of Triangle Area Suzuki Talent Education, a Suzuki school in Raleigh, and the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute. She also maintains a large private cello studio with students of all ages and levels. Leavell’s teachers and mentors include William Stokking, Marion Feldman, Stephen Geber, Richard Weiss, Darrett Adkins, Melissa Kraut, and Tanya Remenikova.