Leah Metzler is an accomplished and highly sought after cellist based in the Los Angeles area. Leah enjoys an active and versatile career performing and recording multiple genres of music on acoustic, electric, and baroque cello, as well as on the viola da gamba.
As the daughter of a violin maker father and violinist mother, Leah was surrounded by music at a very young age. Practically raised in the family violin shop in Los Angeles, she was lucky enough to discover her passion for the cello at the age of four. With performances on such diverse stages as Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden, Leah’s musical career has included concerts throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.
Leah is an active recording artist as both a solo and orchestral player. Her work can be heard on the scores of numerous movies, television series, albums, and commercials. She has had the pleasure to work with artists such as Lady Gaga, The Eagles, Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, John Williams, Kygo, The Wu Tang Clan, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Alan Silvestri, Panic! at the Disco, Deltron 3030, Pete Tong, Cold War Kids, John Debney, Danny Elfman, Bruce Broughton, Alien Ant Farm, Yoshiki, X Japan, Meg Myers, Brian Wilson, and Frank Ocean.
Leah is a founding member of the Orchid Quartet, a premiere string quartet based in Los Angeles. The quartet consists of four string players who perform and tour with top orchestras and pop artists and who regularly record for major record labels, video games, and movie soundtracks. While touring the US, Mexico, Europe, and Asia together, these women developed a close friendship and frequently release music videos.
Leah is a passionate cello teacher and maintains a private studio in Los Angeles.
Leah holds her B.M. in cello performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she studied with cellist Darrett Adkins. She received her M.M. in cello performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with former member of the Kronos Quartet, Jennifer Culp.