photography:
Teresa Tam
Cambridge Concentus

Leon Schelhase, Co-Founder
Harpsichord and Organ

A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Leon Schelhase holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cape Town and a Master’s degree in Historical Performance from Boston University, where he was a student of Peter Sykes.

Mr. Schelhase performed with Emmanuel Music, Ensemble Florilege, and the Gardner Museum Orchestra and also appeared on the band A Far Cry’s first CD, Debut. He is one of the founding members of Cambridge Concentus, an ensemble specializing in the music of Bach; and a recipient of the American Bach Soloists’ prestigious Goldberg Prize.

Mr. Schelhase has performed with the chamber ensemble Old City Music, La Rocinante (Colombia), Ars Antiqua, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Bach Festival Orchestra, New York State Baroque, and Pegasus Early Music (Rochester, NY). He is continuo accompanist fellow at the Baroque Performance Institute, Oberlin, OH. He has also appeared as guest soloist with the American Bach Soloists (CA) and served as assistant conductor in Handel’s Teseo at the Chicago Opera Theater. Mr. Schelhase joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012.

(Photo credit: Tatiana Daubek)

The Ensemble

David Kjar, Artistic Director

Marika Holmqvist, Artistic Director

Andrew Arceci

Michael Barrett

Jacob Cooper

Emily Dahl

Sarah Darling

Tatiana Daubek

Graham Dixon

Joy Grimes

Teddie Hwang

Jeanine Krause

Andrea LeBlanc

Jane Leggiero

Peter Lekx

Thea Lobo

Sarah Paysnick

Ulrike Präger

Emily Rideout

Dylan Sauerwald

Leon Schelhase

Luke Short

Ulysses Thomas

Patrick T Waters

Zoe Weiss