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Leah Wyber

Last updated: March 4, 2021

Leah Wyber is a native of Medicine Hat, Alberta.  Her introduction to the cello began in a school strings program at the age of eight.  She received her advanced musical training at the University of British Columbia and the Banff Centre.  Eric Wilson, Paula Kiffner, and George Kiraly are among her most influential teachers.

Leah is a former member of La Pieta of Montreal, Thirteen Strings of Ottawa, the Atlantic String Quartet, and Joe Trio of Vancouver.  She was also principal cello of the Newfoundland Symphony for several years.  Some of the many festivals and programs she participated in include the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Scotia Festival, the Whistler Mozart Festival, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra.

Leah has been a member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra since 1993.  In addition to performing alongside the wonderful cellists in the orchestra, she enjoys playing chamber music and teaching.  Other interests include gardening, hiking, cross-country skiing, and curling.

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