• Leo Soeda, cello

    Leo Soeda, cello

    LEO SOEDA has established himself as a prominent cellist in the NY/NJ area, and has performed all over the United States, and internationally, as a classical soloist, rock cellist, chamber musician, and as an orchestral cellist. He has collaborated with internationally renowned artists and groups across all genres of music, such as Atarah Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Misha Piatigorsky, Wonny Song, Damien Rice, Louis XIV, Nicole Atkins, Nathaniel Rosen, Shauna Rolston, Charles Niedich, etc. and has performed along sides with artists of New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Cocoro Strings, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Lukes Chamber Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and with faculties of the Juilliard School, Mannes School of Music, and Manhattan School of Music. He studied the cello with Nathaniel Rosen at the Manhattan School of Music, and also has a master's degree in music composition from the New York University.

    He has written and arranged music for the Atlantic Records, and theme music for radio shows, and for other artists and ensembles.

    He is now a dedicated cello instructor and a youth ensemble director. His approach is unique, and customized to each students’ and ensembles’ needs, utilizing his vast experience as a classical cellist, rock cellist, and as a composer. His students have been accepted into the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Special Music School, etc. and various regional orchestras.