Leander Star/ Horn

A captivating musician who brings a fresh perspective to contemporary music,

Leander Star is a French horn player and an award-winning chamber musician. He has performed alongside members of the Chicago Symphony in concerts with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and presented new works with Fear No Music and the faculty new music ensemble at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Other projects include performing with Holcombe Waller in his new staged art piece, "Wayfinders," and playing solo horn in (as well as helping to arrange) the new musical by Portland, Oregon playwright Max Voltage.

A player on the national orchestral scene, Mr. Star has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago under Maestro Riccardo Muti and Maestro Esa Pekka Salonen, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Boise Philharmonic, and Gruppo Montebello, the faculty chamber orchestra at the Banff Centre of the Arts in Alberta, Canada. In the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Star holds positions with the Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra and the Portland Opera Orchestra. He also performs regularly with the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, TN.

Mr. Star holds degrees in horn performance and literature from Northwestern University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers include Gail Williams, William Barnewitz, Jonathan Ring, Robert Ward, and William Stalnaker.