Wild West New Music Ensemble

Wild West New Music Ensemble

The Wild West New Music Ensemble is Calgary’s newest professional chamber music ensemble. Specializing in the contemporary classical repertoire and led by emerging conductor Mélanie Léonard, this ensemble is comprised of some of Calgary’s top professional musicians, most of whom occupy positions in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mélanie Léonard

Mélanie Léonard

Music Director, Wild West New Music Ensemble Known for her youthful vibrancy and dynamic versatility with musical genres and styles, Mélanie Léonard is increasingly sought after as a guest conductor. She served as Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Resident...
Lenora Cox Leggatt, violin

Lenora Cox Leggatt, violin

Originally from Rochester, New York, violinist Lenora Cox Leggatt began studying at age 7 and made her solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at age 16. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music studying with Catherine Tait and Zvi Zeitlin, and Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Donald Weilerstein.

Laurie Matiation, horn

Laurie Matiation, horn

Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Laurie is currently Third Horn with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She began her professional career in 1978 as second horn of the Atlantic Symphony, and has been a member of the CPO since 1983.

Adam Zinatelli

Adam Zinatelli

One of Canada’s most prominent trumpet players, Adam Zinatelli is Principal Trumpet of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and is a founding member of the Reveille Trumpet Collective, a group dedicated to commissioning and performing new music.