...coaches chamber music worldwide with masterclasses in Ireland at Trinity College and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Italy's Orvieto Musica and Mexico's San Miguel Chamber Music Festival. She is founding director of Cassatt in the Basin!, an educational chamber music residency in her hometown of Odessa, Tx. In 2006 at the Library of Congress, she had the opportunity to perform on the Library's "Ward" Stradivari (1700).
A former member of the Thouvenel String Quartet, Ms. Leshnower has concertized with members of the Cleveland, Vermeer, Orion and Amadeus Quartets and performed in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Italy and Ireland. She has participated in the Meadowmount and Aspen Music Festivals, the National Repertory Orchestra and has coached with members of the Guarneri, Tokyo and Juilliard Quartets.
Ms. Leshnower trained at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University with Sergiu Luca and the Peabody Conservatory with Sylvia Rosenberg.
Ms. Leshnower plays a 1655 Jacobus Stainer violin.