Born and raised in Vancouver, Leanna Wong began playing the double bass when her music teachers in elementary school handed her the instrument because she was “tall” (at the time) and had “long fingers”.
She holds music degrees from the University of British Columbia, The Juilliard School, and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she studied with Nico Abondolo.
She has also been a participant in Gary Karr’s ” Karr Kamp” for double bassists in Victoria, BC, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, The New York String Seminar under Jaime Laredo, The Tanglewood Music Center and the Pierre Monteux Music Festival.
Leanna currently freelances and has played with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony and the Whatcom Symphony in Washington State. She has also appeared with Cirque Musica and the Alumni project, a group of singers from MEI who sing choral, pop, gospel and jazz.