Israel, Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Viola
Leah (Leikie) Glick is a passionate and versatile young Israeli - American musician. She has performed worldwide as both a chamber player and soloist. She currently is based in NYC and is the ‘Arts Leadership Intern’ at the non - profit organization Project: Music Heals Us. Leikie received her Bachelor of Music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music under Michael Gaisler, followed by a Masters degree from the Mannes School of Music under Daniel Panner. She received her Graduate Diploma from the Juilliard School with Roger Tapping and her Professional Studies Diploma at the Manhattan School of Music under Patinka Kopec. Currently, Leikie is studying privately under the violist Molly Carr.
Leikie has participated in several music festivals such as the Young Israel Philharmonic Summer Course, Orford Music Festival, Classical Tahoe, Keshet Eilon Mastercourse and more. She has performed worldwide in major concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Menuhin Hall, to name only a few. Leikie has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Symphony and was the principal of the Manhattan School of Music and Mannes School of Music orchestras. She is a recipient of the America - Israel Cultural Foundation, the Ronen Foundation, and the President Scholarship. She has won first prize at the Rudolf Barshai International Competition and at the Fuchs Chamber Music Competition at the Manhattan School of Music. In summer 2022 Leikie will make her soloist debut with the Israel Chamber Orchestra playing Mozart Sinfonia Concertante.
Leikie is the founder, Artistic Director and violist of the Ensemble Finale, an up and coming Israeli ensemble performing throughout Israel and the world. She is also an avid music educator, teaching privately and most recently started working as the teaching artists at the Ghetto Classics program in Nairobi, Kenya.
Leikie performs on a viola made by Jonathan Hai generously loaned to her by Mr. Yehuda Zisapel.