Leila Núñez-Fredell has delighted audiences both nationally and internationally. Based in Los Angeles, she plays with the DuselForty58 Chamber Ensemble, the critically acclaimed Pacific Opera Project, and Opera Ritrovata. Other performance engagements include collaborating with artists such as David Krakauer, John Cale, and the Borromeo String Quartet at the Italian festival Incontri in Terra di Siena. In the studio she has recorded music for films and recently played violin in a successful Funny or Dieskit about Beethoven. In addition to teaching violin at Pierce College, Dr. Núñez-Fredell teaches violin at SOL-LA Music Academy and is a faculty member at the Colburn Music Academy, teaching and overseeing the music history curriculum.
As a member of the Royce String Quartet, Leila Núñez-Fredell won the 2013 San Diego MTAC Chamber Competition and the 2013 Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (founded 1891) Small Ensemble Competition. She also serves as concertmaster of the Grassroots Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY and has performed as soloist works by Beethoven, Khachaturian, and Brahms with that orchestra. Other engagements include performances on series such as UCLA Live at Royce Hall, Casa Classic in San Clemente, Concerts at One in lower Manhattan, and Sundays Live at LACMA. Dr. Núñez-Fredell completed her studies in violin performance at the Eastman School of Music, SUNY Purchase, and UCLA. A recipient of UCLA’s prestigious Dissertation Year Fellowship, her dissertation “Performing the Mechanical: Industrialism, Androids, and the Virtuoso Instrumentalist” focused on the exchange between eighteenth- and nineteenth-century musical androids and human virtuosi.