Welcome to my music page! Here you will find an audio-visual excursion to Waterloo, as well as links to original piano compositions for those of you who might be interested in playing them.
"An artist of profound insight and sensitivity with whom it is an honor to collaborate."
- Prague String Quartet
"Richly textured interpretation...singing, supple melodic lines at once melancholic and dance-like."
- Stuttgarter Zeitung
"Played with temperament and gusto, faultless technique, and a multi-colored palette of shades."
- Hudební Rozhledy, Prague
"Stunning performance, with a depth of emotion and sound that practically took the breath away."
- Liechtensteiner Vaterland
"Waterloo Meditation" is a musical walk through the landscape of the novel The Sage of Waterloo. The ancient farm of Hougoumont was a pivotal site during the Battle of Waterloo and has been restored to its pre-battle condition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the conflict. It was the haunting atmosphere of the old, crumbling farm, however, that inspired the setting for the novel. Leona performed her composition to accompany a series of photographs by digital artist Nicholas Maxson.
Below is a selection of pieces composed over the past few years. Please click on any cover to view the first page of the score. You will also find short audio clips. This is tonal music in the classical/romantic style, and my aim is for it to be enjoyable for both player and listener.
So if you're an amateur pianist willing to venture into brand new repertoire; or a concert artist searching for something a bit different to put on your program; or a teacher with an adventurous student...please: give my work a try! Performance indications are suggested in most places, but these are all approximate, and I hope you’ll take the liberty to experiment with your own interpretations.
Please feel free to contact this site with any feedback or performance ideas you might have, or for information on complete scores and further audio material.
Heartfelt thanks to Barbara Peterson Kieffer and Marcelo Braga for performing and promoting my work.
Most of the sheet music below is available through the following outlets:
Wilderness Pilgrim: Complete CD or individual tracks are available at: