A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Leon Schelhase found himself resonating with Baroque music from an early age. His musical studies brought him to the harpsichord early on, and subsequently landed him in the United States where he has rapidly become sought after as both soloist and continuo performer. A recipient of the American Bach Soloists’ prestigious Goldberg Prize, Leon has performed with numerous ensembles including Emmanuel Music, American Bach Soloists, REBEL, New York State Baroque, and appeared with notable figures like Elizabeth Wallfisch, Julie Andrijeski and Julianne Baird. Leon holds a BMus (Hons) from the University of Cape Town, and a Master’s Degree in Historical Performance from Boston University He currently resides in Philadelphia where he has joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music.