French hornist Leander Star leads a multi-dimensional career in multiple time zones. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, he is on faculty at Rhodes College and the University of Mississippi in Oxford. In the Mid-South region, he is a regular performer with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Iris Orchestra, and the Arkansas Symphony.
Further afield, Leander tours with the New York-based avant-garde wind quintet The City of Tomorrow, a group that won the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Recently, The City of Tomorrow performed a collaborative concert with the International Contemporary Ensemble at Roulette in New York in June of 2019, and the ensemble was in residence at Tufts University and the Vermont College of Fine Art in winter of 2019. A Portland, Oregon native, Leander is a tenured member of the Oregon Ballet Theater and Portland Opera Orchestra and can often be found performing in the pit at the Keller Auditorium and in other venues in the Northwest.