Rosalind Leavell

Cello Teacher

Rosalind Leavell

SAA Member


Raleigh, NC
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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 in Cello Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota. A passionate teacher, Rosalind is currently on the faculty of Triangle Area Suzuki Talent Education, a Suzuki school in Raleigh, as well as the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute. She also maintains a large private cello studio with students of all ages and levels.

Rosalind received her long-term Suzuki Cello training through Book 4 with Dr. Melissa Kraut at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to her Suzuki training, she studied Cello Pedagogy with Tanya Remenikova at the University of Minnesota. Rosalind was a cello faculty member at the Yinghua Academy Conservatory of Music and was also the Graduate Teaching Assistant of Tanya Remenikova at the University of Minnesota.

Rosalind is a founding member of the Lyricosa Quartet, and regularly performs with violinists Carol Chung and Julia Reeves, and violist Simon Ertz. Rosalind also performs with the North Carolina Opera orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. While living in Minnesota, Rosalind was the Principal Cellist of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and was featured on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. She performed as a substitute cellist with the Minnesota Orchestra, and as a soloist with the Bloomington (MN) Symphony Orchestra and the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra. Rosalind won first prizes at the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition, the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition, the Mary West Solo Competition, and the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra’s Masters Concerto and Aria Competition. She was also a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Rosalind currently lives in Raleigh with her husband Nathaniel, who is also a cellist, and their two very friendly bengal cats and dog.