American percussionist Cameron Leach is a soloist and chamber musician recognized for his expressive virtuosity, musical athleticism, and daring interpretations. Leach is the winner of both the Percussive Arts Society International Solo Artist Competition and Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition, and was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He is a member of the Northern California-based percussion quartet Orphic Percussion, and one half of the Leach | Peters Percussion Duo.
Leach’s recent highlights include the premiere of Dave Maric’s percussion concerto Spiel, guest artist engagements at 20 universities across the United States, residencies at both the MalletLab Summer Intensive and Space City New Music Festival, and recital appearances in Beijing, Portland, Orlando, Houston, Fresno, and South Bend, to name a few.
Upcoming engagements include concerto debuts with the Grammy-nominated Dallas Winds, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, and the Euclid Symphony Orchestra; a solo residency at Denison University’s TUTTI Festival; ensemble residencies at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Eastman Community Music School; and recital appearances in Nuremberg, San Francisco, Columbus, Cleveland, and Rochester.
Along with his active touring schedule, Leach regularly performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Leach proudly endorses Black Swamp Percussion, Beetle Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, and Malletech.
"Cameron Leach is a major talent! His performance
of my Percussion Concerto was outstanding...
full of power and grace!"
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer
Two-time Grammy Award winner
“Cameron Leach represents the best of the next generation’s superstar performers. Captivating, engaging, and virtuosic—Leach is a musical force!”
—Dr. Todd Meehan
Founder of Liquidrum
Director of Percussion Studies, Baylor University