Dorien de León
From 1981-1987 Ms. de León was principal cellist for the Texas Chamber Orchestra and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. She was cellist for the Third Angle New Music Ensemble in Portland, Oregon from 1991-1997, and has appeared as a guest artist with many chamber ensembles, including Da Camera, the Cambiata Soloists, the Woodwind Conspiracy, and Fear No Music. Summer festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, the Cabrillo Music Festival, and the Cascade Head Music Festival. Ms. de León’s interest in historical performance practices has lead to collaborations with Anner Bylsma, Sergiu Luca, John Holloway, and an appearance at the World Cello Congress III with Roel Dieltiens.
Ms. de León has recorded with the Oregon Repertory Singers on Koch International, and with the Ensemble Giverny on Moonbridge. Her most recent performance on CD is with the contemporary music ensemble fEAR noMUSIC, in Shaun Naidoo’s Electric Fences on Capstone Records.