Isabel Lepanto Gleicher
Flutist Isabel Lepanto Gleicher is a compelling, and versatile performer who enjoys a career filled with a variety of music. She has performed internationally in venues such as, but not limited to, Carnegie Hall's Zankel and Weill Recital Hall, and the Galapagos Art Space in the United States, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China, the National Theater and Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, and in the Rolston Recital Hall at the Banff Center in Canada. As an orchestral musician, Isabel is a founding member and principal flutist of New York City's Uptown Philharmonic. She was a member of the Yale Philharmonia under the baton of Peter Oundjian and Krystoff Penderecki, as well as the Banff Festival Orchestra under the baton of Joel Smirnoff and Lior Shambadal. This summer she joins the New York Symphonic Ensemble for their annual tour in Japan. Isabel is currently a member of Tactus new music ensemble. She has made appearances in ensemble Le Train Bleu as part of the New Haven Arts and Ideas Festival as well as Cantata Profana in Boston and New York City. She is a founding member of woodwind quintet Xylem, and has won quintet fellowship positions at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival. Isabel has recorded for San Fermin's latest album Jackrabbit on Downtown Records, and was part of the premiere recording of Lee Hoiby's: The Tempest on Albany Records, as principal flute of the Purchase Symphony Orchestra. Isabel is currently working on a Master's degree in Contemporary Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. She also holds a Master's degree from the Yale School of Music, and a Bachelor's degree from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers include Tara Helen O'Connor, Ransom Wilson, and Tanya Dusevic Witek.