Leah Zeger

Leah Zeger

Leah Zeger's musical success story has been anything but conventional, her eclectic range and professional experience spanning every musical style imaginable. A Houston native, Leah Zeger is from a family of professional classical string players, trained by her mother. While battling carpal tunnel for many years, Zeger channeled her musical energy towards rigorous vocal training. 

Returning to violin playing, Zeger won a tenured position in the Austin Symphony while pursuing her B.A. in opera at University of Texas, all while performing with her band Leah and the Moonlighters. Zeger moved to Los Angeles in 2010, winning a position with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and becoming an official Yamaha Artist in 2014. Zeger has made appearances as a soloist with Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Kristen Chenoweth, Charlie Daniels, Post Modern Jukebox,  Electric Light Orchestra, Annie Lennox, Rhye, Cee Lo Green, Stevie Wonder, and as a touring violinist and vocalist for Hans Zimmer. Zeger is a member of the prestigious Vitamin String Quartet and has recorded over 80 songs for the ensemble for television shows, most recently including Bridgerton

Zeger’s solo album Pour Moi is a perfect demonstration of her virtuosity on the violin, her unique and sophisticated vocal technique, and her multi-cultural approach to music.

Her latest album, Plans Change, features a guest appearance by David Grisman and a duo performance between her and Steve Vai. She performs regularly with her jazz quartet as well as with her husband-wife duo project Leah and I in the greater Los Angeles area where she currently resides.


Friday, November 03 | 10:00 AM
Novack Concerts for Kids

Open to school groups only. Please contact Festival Napa Valley’s Education Department to attend. Admission-free.
Violinist and singer Leah Zeger and guitarist Ira Gonzalez delight Napa Valley audiences performing jazz and bossa-nova as a husband-wife duo, Leah and I. Both highly regarded musicians, Zeger has performed as a soloist and on tour with artists such as Miley Cyrus, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Post Modern Jukebox, Lennox, and Hans Zimmer, and is a member of the prestigious Vitamin String Quartet. Gonzalez leads ensembles for Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, The Coasters, Diana Ross and most recently David Foster.

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Friday, November 03 | 5:30 PM
Women in the Arts Dinner at The Meritage

Join violinist Leah Zeger in conversation as she shares the story of her career following a four-course gourmet dinner paired with a specially curated selection of wines. Leah will also perform a few pieces with Ira Gonzalez as part of their husband-wife duo, Leah and I.

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