Biography

Leanne is an accomplished pianist with a passion for collaborating with classical singers and choirs. In recent years she has also developed her experience preparing and coaching singers: her first production as Chorusmaster was Le nozze di Figaro at the Royal College of Music, directed by Sir Thomas Allen and conducted by Michael Rosewell (Autumn 2018). Following this successful debut, she was asked to prepare the chorus for Offenbach's Robinson Crusoé, and then for Holst's The Planets in the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Andrew Gourlay (July 2019).

Concert highlights include collaborations with Mary Bevan, David Butt Philip, Lauren Fagan, Marcus Farnsworth, Jeremy White, Jennifer Witton, Gareth Brynmor John, Nick Pritchard and Ferrier Award Winner Julien van Mellaerts.

Leanne accompanies several choirs, and has worked closely with conductors including Andrew Griffiths, Aidan Oliver, Neil Ferris and Graham Ross. Leanne was thrilled to perform in St Petersburg's stunning Academic Glinka Capella during an Imperial Male Voice Choir tour in 2013, and has also appeared in the Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room in chamber repertoire including Mahler's Symphony No. 4 (arr. Stein).

A regular pianist in the Vocal & Opera department of the RCM, Leanne often accompanies Opera Scenes performances as well as Song and Language Classes.

She has worked as répétiteur on several RCM Opera productions under Michael Rosewell, and played for an Opera Scenes project with Kasper Holten. Leanne has coached and accompanied the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera, and worked on opera productions for various companies. From 2013-18 she accompanied choirs and the Singers' Repertoire Class and also coached chamber music in the RCM Junior Department. In 2018 she appeared alongside outstanding RCMJD students at Wigmore Hall and in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room.

Leanne is delighted to be a staff pianist at Oxenfoord International Summer School, directed by Malcolm Martineau.

Media

Leanne's Media page includes photographs.