MTD Faculty

Dr. Brenda Leach, D.M.A.

Director of Orchestral Activities
(570) 348-6268 ext. 2567
SLC Rm. 202
leach@maryu.marywood.edu

Meet the Conductor

Brenda Lynne Leach has received rave reviews as a dynamic and versatile conductor both in the USA and abroad.  One reviewer wrote, “Her musical energy reflects her personality – passionate and full of life!”   She has performed extensively in France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Russia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Ukraine and the USA.  Conducting engagements have taken her from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to the St. Petersburg Grand Philharmonic Hall in Russia. Ms. Leach has appeared as a Guest Conductor with orchestras including the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the Bostonian Opera and Chamber Ensemble, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Kaliningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and the Karelia State Symphony Orchestra (Russia), the Varna State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shumen Philharmonic, and the Pleven Philharmonia (Bulgaria) to name a few.  She has performed in numerous prestigious music festivals as conductor and featured artist including those at Interlochen and Chautauqua, as well as internationally at the David Oistrahhi Festival (Estonia), the Madara Summer Music Festival (Bulgaria), the Safanov International Music Festival (Russia) and the Boston-St. Petersburg Festival (USA). In the Boston area, Dr. Leach served as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Boston Chamber Orchestra, a professional ensemble devoted to the performance of both classical repertoire and new music.  The Boston Globe wrote “The Boston Chamber Orchestra played beautifully for conductor, Brenda Lynne Leach.”