Leah Coloff

Woman playing cello and screaming wearing a beige blouse.

Leah Coloff is a cellist, singer, and artist described by The New York Times as "a combination of artful angularity and a rock-inflected assertiveness." Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Coloff merges classical training with ’70s rock verve and a pioneering spirit. Her multimedia autobiographical song cycle “ThisTree” premiered at the 2019 Prototype Festival. That same year, she performed on Broadway as a primary member of the seven-piece band for Daniel Fish’s Tony Award-winning production of “Oklahoma!” Other credits include the Ridge Theater’s “Lightning at Our Feet” and Ted Hearn’s “The Source,” selected by The New York Times and The New Yorker as one of the best classical recordings of 2015.

Coloff is a member of the Obie Award-winning performance group The Secret City and cellist for the Scorchio String Quartet. She has played with many noted musicians, including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Michael Cerveris, and Lou Reed. Coloff studied with Irene Sharp at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and with Bernard Greenhouse at The New England Conservatory of Music.