"Cameron Leach is a major talent! His performance of my Percussion Concerto was outstanding...full of power and grace!"
- Jennifer Higdon, Composer
Pulitzer Prize and two-time Grammy Award winner
American percussionist Cameron Leach is a bold, high-energy performer acclaimed for his expressive virtuosity, musical athleticism, and daring interpretations. An engaging and thoughtful soloist, Leach has concertized across the United States, Canada, and Europe. He frequently appears as a guest artist at some of the world’s finest institutions, including the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and Norwegian Academy of Music. Recent highlights include the debut of his new electroacoustic solo show ELISION, a European Tour as Co-Principal of the World Percussion Group, the world premiere of Paul Lansky’s Metal Light for the Percussive Arts Society, and a performance of Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Leach recently won both the Percussive Arts Society International Solo Artist Competition and Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition, in addition to receiving the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Along with his active touring schedule, he regularly performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and serves on the faculty of Kent State University. Leach is endorsed by Black Swamp Percussion, Beetle Percussion, and Sabian Cymbals.
Hi everyone! As usual, I am immensely thankful for all of the support that I've been receiving -- it means so much to have such a wonderfully supportive group of friends, family, and colleagues surrounding me!
Here is a quick couple of updates, since I haven't posted any recent news in about two months:
First up, I wanted to say that I've officially signed on with Black Swamp Percussion and SABIAN Cymbals as a performing artist for both companies. I have performed with their products since I started out as a percussionist, so it is a very natural fit in terms of familiarity and quality of product.
Next up is my newest video release, Jennifer Higdon's critically acclaimed Percussion Concerto, with none other than the Eastman Wind Ensemble!
In terms of performances, last week saw the debut of the Leach|Peters Duo, a percussion duo with my great friend Kyle Peters. We gave a recital on the Eastman Summer Series in Rochester, NY, and it was definitely a hit! You can read more about that HERE (concert preview). We plan on touring sometime this spring...
And finally, I wanted to say that I will be rolling out big changes to my website, press kit, bio, and marketing materials over the next few weeks/months, so be on the lookout for those!
Next stop: Beijing, China, for the Percussion Festival at the National Centre for the Performing Arts!
- July 24, 2018