William McLeish

Meet William McLeish, Canadian cellist living in The Hague, Holland.

William McLeish began studying cello in Kitchener, Ontario with Mark Norris, and went on to study with Claude Starke in Zurich. At the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, William continued lessons with Bryan Epperson, before studying with Michel Strauss and Jan Ype Nota at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. In 2016, William received a Masters in Music from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, where he graduated with distinction. He is a member of the dynamic and innovative ensemble, Babylon Quartet. William McLeish has performed concerti with both the Guelph Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra. In the summers of 2013 and 2014, William was a Fellow of the Aspen Summer Music Festival, where he studied with Richard Aaron. William is also an active cello and piano teacher, teaching privately in Utrecht and The Hague.

PANDEMIC STORIES: William McLeish – Audio Documentary Composition

(find out more about Music for Self-Isolation – Pandemic Stories)

William’s Original Performance & Video Interview

(from Music for Self-Isolation – Performances)

William McLeish performing Music for Self-Isolation – Cello by Frank Horvat
Composer Frank Horvat interviews William McLeish

Find out more about William on his website.

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