Leslie Tomkins, viola

Artistic Director
Photo Credit: Richard Bowditch

Leslie was inspired by the red rocks of Moab to create the Moab Music Festival of which she is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director. Now in its 32nd year, the critically acclaimed chamber music festival is known for presenting music in concert with the landscape among the striking red rocks of southeastern Utah. Additionally, she is the Artistic Director of Summertrios (summertrios.org), an organization that offers chamber music coaching and performance opportunities to adult non-professional musicians of all levels. She is a member of the Dal Sogno chamber ensemble which is dedicated to sharing the works of under-recognized composers. Based in the Bronx, Leslie enjoys the richly diverse musical life that New York City offers, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, and playing chamber music and coaching student and professional chamber ensembles. Leslie is on the Advisory Committee of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival and mentors women in leadership roles of several non-profit arts organizations. She enjoys hiking with her poodle Lulu, gyrotonics, speed skating, bungee fitness, travelling and looking at art. 

Upcoming Performances:

Aug 31 – Red Cliffs I: Colorado Currents

Sep 1 – Red Cliffs II: BAILEN

Sep 7 – Robert Black: A Joyful Musical Life from the Bass Line