Rosalind Leavell began studying cello at age six with former Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra William Stokking. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, and is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Cello Performance at the University of Minnesota.
In addition to studying Cello Pedagogy with Tanya Remenikova at the University of Minnesota, Rosalind received her long-term Suzuki Cello training through Book 4 with Dr. Melissa Kraut at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A passionate teacher, Rosalind has experience teaching students of all levels. She was on the faculty of the Yinghua Academy Conservatory of Music and was the Graduate Teaching Assistant of Tanya Remenikova at the University of Minnesota.
In recent years, Rosalind has won first prizes at the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition, the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition, the Mary West Solo Competition, the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra’s Masters Concerto and Aria Competition, and the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She has been featured on Classical Minnesota Public Radio and has performed as a soloist with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Minnesota Campus Orchestra.
Rosalind has performed as a Substitute Cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she was the Principal Cellist of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Rosalind’s principal teachers include William Stokking, Marion Feldman, Stephen Geber, Richard Weiss, Melissa Kraut, and most recently, Tanya Remenikova.