B i o g r a p h y
Violin prodigy, Leah Flynn has largely captivated audiences around the world with her God-given musical talent and a pure heart of gold! Leah’s journey as a violinist extraordinaire is an inspirational story of tragedy turned triumph. It all started when six months before Leah was born, her father Lennox suffered a major stroke. Because he was no longer able to work due to his condition, he transitioned into the role of stay at home dad and music coach. Lennox being a skilled pianist/organist, introduced Leah to the piano when she was three years old and the violin two years later. Leah has now been playing the violin for four years.
Leah became a member of the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony in Orlando at the age of five, and served as concertmaster for their Intermezzo group from August 2015 – May 2016. Leah also served as the concertmaster for the Repertory group for 2016-2017. Currently, her repertoire includes a variety of classical pieces, hymns, show tunes, and other popular favorites which she plays locally at churches, community events and various galas. Leah has even had the pleasure of performing alongside The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as a guest soloist, in June and December 2016.
In addition to having a stroke in 2007, Leah’s dad Lennox suffered a heart attack in 2016 and 2017. Being Leah’s music coach and mentor, Leah and Lennox have formed a special bond and are both passionate about Leah’s music. With this passion, Leah desires to inspire children from all around the world, to love music as well. Leah’s Foundation Heart for Strings, a 501(c)3 organization was formed to inspire and empower children and other individuals to use music as a catalyst that encourages personal development, friendship, academic achievement and humanitarian reform on a global scale.
Along with her desire to inspire other children to learn and love music, Leah remains dedicated to use her talent to bring people together and ignite societal and humanitarian reform worldwide. Leah aspires to become a UN Peace Ambassador in hopes of bringing peace to the world. Leah’s personal motto as reinforced by her parents is prayer, practice and perseverance in all things. With this adage in mind, Leah aspires to combine her love for others and playing the violin in her future endeavors.