Rory McLeod

Rory McLeod is a Toronto-based violist who enjoys an exciting and varied career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, artistic director, and teacher. 


Together with his wife, pianist Emily Rho, Rory co-directs Pocket Concerts, a friendly home-grown concert series that provides “an intimacy that’s hard to find in the concert hall” (Toronto Star) by presenting top-quality chamber music experiences in homes and offices all over Toronto. 


In addition to performances with Pocket Concerts and Toronto Summer Music, he has travelled to Nova Scotia to work with the Iris Ensemble to work with young Canadian composers and premiere numerous Canadian pieces for string quartet at the Lunenberg Academy of Music Performance. Other 2017 appearances include playing Principal Viola at the Elora Festival and at  Chamber Music @ NewPark in Ithaca, New York.


Rory frequently plays as an extra with The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, and The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. He served as assistant principal viola of Symphony Nova Scotia from 2010-12, and has appeared with Group of 27 Chamber Orchestra as principal viola.



Don't miss Rory McLeod in performance at SweetWater 2017


Glorious & Free           Saturday, September 16, 2017

Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON                          7 p.m.


After Hours                  Saturday, September 16, 2017

Heartwood Hall, Owen Sound, ON                      9:45 p.m


Pianorama                   Sunday, September 17, 2017

Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON                           2 p.m.