top of page

Brittni Leigh 

A Georgia native, Brittni Leigh’s love for the cello began at age eleven upon discovering Apocalyptica’s Plays Metallica by Four Cellos (1996) recordings on YouTube during the summer before her sixth-grade year. It was then that she decided to join her middle school’s public orchestra program in pursuit of a lifelong career in music.


At 15, Brittni premiered as a soloist at Spivey Hall with the Southern Crescent Youth Symphony, of which she served as principal for many years.


She also served as the Principal Cellist of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta, and later co-principal of the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra under Dr. Richard Bell at Clayton State University.


Brittni studied privately with Atlanta-based cellists Nan Kemberling, Daniel Laufer, and Martha Gerschefski.


In 2017, Brittni began her studies at Florida State University’s College of Music on several scholarships to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance. Under the tutelage of Professor Gregory Sauer and Dr. Alexander Jiménez, Brittni has served as Assistant Principal of the Florida State University Philharmonia and as a member of the University Opera Orchestra and University Symphony Orchestra.

Brittni has also performed as a member of the FSU Electronic Chamber Orchestra, wherein she had the opportunity to perform on electric cello at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Symposium.


Brittni has also performed at the Jacksonville Cello Workshop where her interpretation of Bach was received by the legendary Hans Jorgen Jensen. She later was granted scholarship to attend the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont.


bottom of page