After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from The Juilliard School, Leerone just can’t seem to get enough of the place, as she is now pursuing her Master’s Degree at The Juilliard School under distinguished pedagogue, Lewis Kaplan. In Israel, she has worked under the tutelage of Anna Agre and Hagai Shaham. In New York, Leerone learned with Arik Braude and Lewis Kaplan in Mannes Preparatory Division, where she spent her Saturdays and served as co-concertmaster of the Mannes Philharmonic. Since beginning her studies, being a member of the Juilliard Orchestra has allowed her to work with world renowned conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Jeffrey Milarsky, Gianandrea Noseda, Case Scaglione, amongst others.

With a passion for chamber music, Leerone was a proud member of the Juilliard Honors Chamber Music program along with her string quartet. This quartet would perform for Holocaust survivors at New York City’s Dorot, while spending time getting to know them and sharing their stories. Her time playing chamber music gave her the honor of working with esteemed chamber music faculty, such as Toby Appel, Natasha Brofsky, Veda Kaplinsky, Paul Katz, Dorothy Lawson, Jon Manasse, Masumi Per Rostad, Samuel Rhodes, Astrid Schween, Laurie Smukler, Gary Thor Wedow, Areta Zhulla. She has also participated in Juilliard’s ChamberFest three years at Juilliard. This program gives lovers of chamber music a week chamber intensive during winter recess to extensively study a chamber work with regular rehearsals and coachings, with the goal of performing it within the week. She has also appeared in Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society’s Young Musicians Program.

As the recipient of top prizes in multiple competitions, Leerone had the opportunity to solo in halls such as Lincoln Center’s Merkin Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Leerone was awarded prizes such as the Grand Prize of the New York Artist’s International Competition, the Silver Prize of the International Virtuoso Competition, and the top prize in the Great Neck House Young Artists Competition. Leerone appeared as a soloist with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, and had the opportunity to perform Saint-Saëns’ third violin concerto in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. She has appeared in publications of Newsday and the Great Neck Record as a Scholar Artist of the Long Island Arts Alliance Association.

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