Learning to play music changes a person in ways that are completely immeasurable. From the simple joy of learning a tune to the lifelong lessons of discipline… I work with my students to incorporate music into their entire lives (and we try to have a little fun along the way!). I enjoy working with all ages and levels; from kindergartners to retirees and the “just-dabbling” to the serious conservatory student.
Leo began teaching private cello lessons in 1992. Since then, he taught at the University of Maine – Farmington, Emery Arts Center, Wellesley Public Schools, and Derby Academy, as well as serving as a teaching assistant at the Meadowmount School of Music from 1999-2001. He has given masterclasses at a number of nationally recognized colleges and music schools, and was recently invited to teach and perform in Kabul Afghanistan, at the Afghan National Institute of Music. Leo has served on the faculty of the Brookline Music School since 2003.
Cellist Leo Eguchi enjoys a very active and multi-faceted performance schedule – he can be heard as a the cellist of Xanthos, a contemporary music ensemble in residence at Boston University, assistant principal of the conductor-less Camerata New England, as a founding member of the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, principal of the New Bedford Symphony, a member of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra and the Portland Symphony, as well as in frequent appearances with the Boston Pops and most of New England’s other notable musical institutions. Always a strong advocate of new music, Mr. Eguchi has premiered dozens 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, Gabriela Lena Frank and Michael Daugherty. Recent performing highlights as soloist include 2012 appearances in Kabul Afghanistan as well as a 2011 performance of Brahms Double concerto with the Parkway Concert Orchestra.
B.M. Cello Performance and B.S. Physics, cum laude, University of Michigan; M.M. Cello Performance, Boston University