Violinist/violist, composer, and visual artist Leah Asher is an avid performer of contemporary music and creator of new artistic works. Leah has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe with artists and ensembles such as Jennifer Torrence, Sanae Yoshida, Mary Auner, AJO ensemble, NOSO Sinfoniettaen, The Arctic Philharmonic, The Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, eighth blackbird, and The Rhythm Method. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with NOSO Sinfoniettaen and Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble. A passionate collaborator, Leah has worked closely with composers such as Lewis Nielson, Rebecca Saunders, Frederic Rzewski, Edward Hamel, Phillipe Manoury, and Christian Wolff. Leah served as solo violist of the NOSO Sinfoniettaen and co-principal viola of the Arctic Philharmonic 2013-2016 and joined as violinist of The Rhythm Method last August. Leah completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and Conservatory, studying violin with Gregory Fulkerson, and completed her Master’s in Contemporary Performance at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Curtis Macomber.