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Biography

Leanne was Music Staff Fellow at English National Opera (2022/23) and subsequently Chief Répétiteur for Opera North’s acclaimed Requiem project (May 2023). She returned to ENO in Autumn 2023 to work on Peter Grimes with Martyn Brabbins (off-stage conducting) and in Spring 2024 she will be joining the music staff team at the Royal Opera for a new production of Carmen.

 

Leanne was Chorusmaster for Le nozze di Figaro at the Royal College of Music, directed by Sir Thomas Allen and conducted by Michael Rosewell (Autumn 2018). She then prepared the chorus at RCM for Offenbach's Robinson Crusoé, and for Holst's The Planets in the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Andrew Gourlay (July 2019). Leanne has worked at the RCM for many years accompanying song classes, opera and language coachings. She was also a staff member of the Junior Department, coaching chamber music and playing for singers and choirs.

Leanne has coached the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera, and collaborated in concert with singers including Mary Bevan, Marcus Farnsworth, David Butt Philip and Lauren Fagan. She has accompanied choirs including Kingston Choral Society and Imperial Male Voice Choir, touring with the latter to France, Germany, Russia and Ireland.

Since moving to Cambridgeshire in 2021 Leanne has become involved with local music-making and in March 2023 stepped in at short notice to conduct Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem for Huntingdonshire Philharmonic Society. Leanne was appointed Musical Director of Huntingdon Male Voice Choir in 2023.

 

Leanne is a regular staff pianist at Oxenfoord International Summer School.

Media

Leanne's Media page includes photographs. 

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