Leana Rutt


Originally from London, Ontario, cellist Leana Rutt is highly regarded across Canada as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral player. Based in Toronto, she holds the position of principal cellist of the Canadian Opera Company. She is a member of the Rosebud String Quartet and the Iris Ensemble and has performed at festivals and series including the Stratford Summer Music Festival, Music By the Sea, Echo Chamber Toronto, the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival, and Kaimerata on Denman Island. Leana is a graduate of McGill University with Matt Haimovitz and the Juilliard School with Timothy Eddy and was a participant in the festivals of Lucerne, Aldeburgh, Sarasota, Banff, and Domaine Forget, as well as the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival.

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