Mr. Leschishin, a native of Ohio, attended Baldwin-Wallace College with scholarships to pursue voice performance. After graduation with high honors, Taras performed with the Cleveland Opera Company as well as soloist for several local choral groups and bass soloist at Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland. After one year, Taras continued his studies with scholarships at New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. There he studied with Helen Hodam, renowned voice teacher from Oberlin Conservatory, and he also worked with John Moriarty well-known in the New England opera world. After receiving a Masters degree in Voice Performance, Mr. Leschishin began performing around the Boston area, including solos with the Boston Pops, Boston Cecilia, Chorus of the Arts and several other local music organizations. Taras has been a member of the Handel Haydn Society, the Cantata Singers, and the Seraphim Singers. He has coached with Martin Katz, Phyllis Curtin and Stephen Lord. Taras's musical experience has brought him to conduct the Hong Kong Philharmonic in Bali, Indonesia as well as be the soloist for the Geddy Wedding in Indonesia with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Mr. Leschishin has traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East as soloist with many choral groups. Taras has been a guest lecturer and professor of music for the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. Taras lives in Roslindale, Massachusetts where he maintains his own home voice studio and is celebrating 20 years of teaching at Bridgewater State University.
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