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Dorien de León

Cellist Dorien de León has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both modern and period instruments in concerts across North America and Europe. She started her musical studies in Houston, Texas at the age of 9, and continued her education at the Curtis Institute with David Soyer and the New England Conservatory of Music with Laurence Lesser.

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.


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Dorien de León Instructor of Cello and Chamber Music

Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road Portland OR 97219 USA