Leland Ko

Leland Ko, cello (Weston, MA), was a long-time student of Paul Katz before attending Princeton University, where he graduated with a B.A. in German Literature, and is now pursuing a M.M. at the Juilliard School with Minhye Clara Kim and Timothy Eddy. Despite growing up a part of the youth orchestra culture in Boston, Leland has often sought out chamber music at various summer festivals over the years, having attended the Perlman Music Program and Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute. Leland’s love for chamber music has also led him to be an Artist in Residence of New York Piano Society (NYPS), as well as a frequent performer on Swedish pianist Per Tengstrand’s concert series “Music on Park Ave” at Scandinavia House in NYC, and former Music Director of Opus 21, a student-run chamber music collective at Princeton. Leland was also a competitive long-distance runner for several years, but remains loyal to his original passion of tennis, both as a player and even more so as a fan.