A native of Chicago, violist Leah Ferguson joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Leah received her early training from Roland Vamos. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Robert Vernon, and a graduate diploma at the Juilliard School as a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship, where she studied with Heidi Castleman and Cynthia Phelps.
Leah has participated in festivals including Music@Menlo, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Verbier Festival and the Perlman Music Program. She has toured with Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and performed as a guest artist with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Ms. Ferguson has performed with ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra, as Assistant Principal of the Rochester Philharmonic, and as guest Associate Principal of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Her performances have been featured on WQXR’s The Greene Space, WCLV Cleveland, WFMT Chicago and HBO television show “Masterclass”. Leah Ferguson plays a viola made in 2007 by Stefan-Peter Greiner.