I’m happy to announce next season’s concerto debut with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra (CO) with Maestro Elliot Moore, with a performance of Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto (one of my absolute favorites) to close out the LSO’s season. The concert will take place on April 4, 2020, and Jennifer’s work will be sharing the bill with Copland’s Symphony No. 3 and Gwyneth Walker’s Open the Door.
Just in a nick of time, a preview article for tonight’s world premiere of Spiel, Dave Maric’s brand new concerto for wind ensemble + electronics. Many thanks to Jennifer Hambrick for doing the write-up, especially on such short notice.
Thanks to Renée-Paule Gautier for having me on her podcast to discuss some practice challenges facing percussionists, as well as some unexpected discussions regarding on topics I’ve recently been wrestling with—namely, intentional and empathetic performance. This is something I hope to flesh out a bit more, and write on later. Give it a listen at one of the links below (57 min runtime), and enjoy!
Happy and honored to be featured here in a spotlight article from the Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership. Both the school and this department gave me so many wonderful opportunities, and I’m very grateful to have had the chance to share my thoughts here on my career, the development of ELISION, personal branding, the crossover skills between solo and chamber performances, and my experience with Eastman’s Arts Leadership Program.
I’m very excited to be touring Florida for the next two weeks, hitting some wonderful universities, high school programs, and more. Here’s a full listing of where I’ll be, and what I’ll be doing:
Still reeling from last month’s performance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing! It was a blast to share the stage with former Eastman classmates, and our inimitable professor Michael Burritt. Also, very cool to be on the same festival as the Colin Currie Quartet! Thanks to Jessica Kaufman for the wrap-up article.
Thanks to Chris Nadeau and Caleb Pickering for having me on the second episode of their Tacet Thoughts Podcast, where we were able to talk very openly and honestly about things such as endorsement deals, competitions, touring, bookings, festivals, insecurities, and challenges facing potential soloists.
I am delighted to debut my newest project, the Leach | Peters Duo, with percussionist and close friend Kyle Peters on the Eastman Summer Concert Series. A big “thank you” to Nicole Peter from the Eastman School of Music for the interview and write-up.
Honored to be selected as one of the winners of the most recent edition of Yamaha’s Young Performing Artists Competition. Excited to spend some time with the Yamaha team this summer, and to perform for several thousand students at the Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University!