Leah Peroutka holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill (BM 2007) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM 2009). She performs regularly on modern violin with the Carolina Philharmonic, Fayetteville Symphony, and Western Piedmont Symphony, among others, and is also an active chamber musician. Ms. Peroutka currently serves as the Coordinator and Assistant Artistic Director of the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop, now in its 19th year, and is also the Coordinator for the Mallarmé Youth Chamber Orchestra organization. She has participated in Eastern Music Festival, Cours International de Musique (Morges, Switzerland), and International Music Academy Pilsen (Czech Republic). Ms. Peroutka’s principal teachers have included Joanne Bath, Richard Luby, and David Updegraff.
As a Baroque violinist, Ms. Peroutka has performed throughout North Carolina and northeast Ohio. She was a member of the UNC Baroque Ensemble under the direction of Brent Wissick and the Case/CIM Baroque ensemble under the direction of Julie Andrijeski. She has participated in masterclasses with the Academy of Ancient Music, Jordi Savall, Quicksilver, and members of Apollo’s Fire, among others. She is a founding member of GEM Baroque, based in Greensboro, NC. Recent performances and masterclasses include Magnolia Baroque Festival and East Carolina University.