Boston-based cellist Leo Eguchi has performed extensively across North America, Europe and Asia. He enjoys an active and multi-faceted performance schedule – he can be heard in a myriad chamber music settings, including Sheffield Chamber Players, Veritas Trio and South Coast Chamber Music Society, and in larger groups as the assistant principal of the conductor-less Camerata New England, co-principal of the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, cellist of Xanthos (a contemporary music ensemble in residence at Boston University), principal of the New Bedford Symphony, a member of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra and the Portland Symphony, as well as in appearances with the Boston Pops, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP).
Always a strong advocate of new music, Mr. Eguchi has premiered scores of pieces by and worked closely with many notable composers, including William Bolcom, Bright Sheng, George Crumb, Lukas Foss, Joan Tower, Ken Ueno, Yehudi Wyner, Nathaniel Stookey, Gabriela Lena Frank and Michael Daugherty.
Mr. Eguchi was named the Musician-in-Residence at the historic First Church in Boston for the 2015-2016 concert season, where he performed the complete Viola da Gamba Sonatas of J. S. Bach with acclaimed harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa, the church’s music director. Recent performing highlights include several Grammy nominated recording releases on Parma Records, a residency and solo performances in Kabul, Afghanistan as well as concertos with the Parkway Concert Orchestra and Mastersingers by the Sea.
Degrees include BM (Cello Performance) and BS (Physics), cum laude from the University of Michigan and MM (cello performance) from Boston University, where he received the String Department Award for Excellence.