Leon Ni

The American-born trombonist Leon Ni has been soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg since 2004. Before his arrival in Luxembourg, he spent three years as the section principal trombone of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and one year with the Orchestre Nacional do Porto in Portugal.

He studied music at Boston University with Ronald Barron (former principal, Boston Symphony) and at Temple University with Nitzan Haroz (principal trombone, The Philadelphia Orchestra). Afterwards, he furthered his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London, studying with Ian Bousfield (former principal of the Vienna Philharmonic) and Dudley Bright (principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra). He also learned sackbut with Sue Addison.

He is an avid chamber musician and is a founding member of the award-winning brass quintet Ni Ensemble. On the sackbut, he has played among others with the ensemble Piffaro.