Leandra Dahm attends the 2023 TSM Academy courtesy of the Rowley Mossop & Don Melady Fellowship.
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Soprano Leandra Dahm enjoys interpreting a large span of repertoire, with special interest in contemporary writing. Born in Ottawa to a musical family, she began her musical explorations in piano and violin before pursuing singing. She is completing her studies at the University of Toronto (BMus’23), under the tutelage of Monica Whicher. She will join Toronto Summer Music as an Art of Song Fellow in July.
Recent operatic endeavors include Tapestry Opera’s Songbook XII, the Toronto premiere of Arthur Benjamin’s ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ (U of T Opera), and premiering the role of Artemis in Disobedience (U of T Opera Student Composer Collective). Past chorus and stage involvement with the Opera School includes the premiere of Maid and Master: The Massey Murder (U of T Opera Student Composer Collective), Gallantry and M. Choufleuri restera chez lui. Throughout her schooling, Leandra has explored and refined song repertoire in masterclasses with industry professionals including Margo Garrett, Lawrence Brownlee, Elliot Madore and Marion Newman.
Leandra has been a soprano soloist with the Thirteen Strings Orchestra in Vivaldi’s Gloria. While holding choral scholar positions around Ottawa, she has also enjoyed performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Mozart’s Requiem with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. A formerly avid festival singer, she is a two-time winner of the Ontario Music Festival Association’s Provincial Finals. Leandra is grateful to Ottawa Chamberfest and to the Ontario Music Festival Association for their support and nurturing of young musicians.