Leslie Shank leads an active musical life as a soloist and chamber musician. She was a member of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for 30 years, 24 years as assistant concertmaster. Shank gave her New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition, and was twice re-engaged to perform on its Special Presentation Series. She was appointed Visiting Assistant Violin Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison, for the year 2014-15.
Shank currently serves as concertmaster of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, and has performed at numerous other festivals including the Aspen, Grand Teton, Mainly Mozart, Marlboro, and the Britt Festival, where she served as concertmaster of the festival orchestra. As a member of the prestigious Musicians from Marlboro, she toured the East Coast.