Izzy Lepanto Gleicher - Flutes
Flutist Isabel Lepanto Gleicher is a compelling and versatile musician, performing internationally throughout the United States, China, Japan and Canada. The New York Times has called her “excellent”. Isabel is a core member of new music sinfonietta Ensemble Échappé, a founding member of SoundMind, and an artist member of the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival. In October at Miller Theater on the Composer Portrait Series, she will join the stage with mentor Tara Helen O’Connor and percussionist Alex Lipowski to premiere Candlemas Eve by John Zorn. Isabel has held Principal Flute positions in the Banff Festival Orchestra, and in the New York Symphonic Ensemble. As a soloist she was the winner of First Prize, as well as Best Performance of the Commissioned Piece at the 2015 Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition in Texas. Feeling equally at home as an educator, Isabel is a Teaching Artist with the Bridge Arts Ensemble as well as a 2016-2017 Teaching Artist Apprentice with New York Philharmonic Education. Isabel holds a Master’s degree in Flute Performance from the Yale School of Music as well as a Master’s in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of music, and a Bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music
Kemp Jernigen - Oboe/English Horn/Oboe D'Amore
A native of Gulf Shores Alabama, Kemp Jernigan performs extensively in and around New York City in ensembles varying in size and style. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Music, Kemp has participated in the Sarasota Music Festival, Norfolk, Banff, Bowdoin, and the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague. He has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra as well as playing in many different New York City venues with the ensembles Contemporaneous and Le Train Bleu. Participating in these programs and performing in these ensembles has led him to meet and play with many incredible people and live a life of sharing his love for music with others. Kemp received his bachelor’s from The Hartt School at The University of Hartford, Performer’s Certificate from SUNY Purchase and master’s from The Yale School of Music.
Eric Umble - Clarinets
Eric Umble is a versatile, award-winning clarinetist based in New York City. Eric has performed with renowned ensembles including WindScape, sTem, American Modern Ensemble, LoftOpera, Contemporaneous, Cantata Profana, Ensemble Échappeé, Tenth Intervention, Tactus, and Ensemble Mise-en. He has performed in the major concert halls of New York, from Carnegie's Stern Auditorium to Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Internationally, Eric has presented recitals in Romania, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, and Mexico. As a teaching artist, Eric serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music Distance Learning Program, and was the clarinetist in residence at New Music on the Point (VT) in 2015. Eric is frequently a guest teacher, performer and lecturer at the Escuela Nacional de Música in Mexico City. Eric holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with David Krakauer and Anthony McGill.
David A. Nagy - Bassoon/Contrabassoon
Award-Winning Bassoonist David A. Nagy is an inspired and innovative performer of music of all times who has been praised for his daring and creative concert programming, nuanced technique, and lush tone. David is the winner of numerous competitions and a recipient of the Kodály Prize for his excellence in music and academics. He has performed solo and chamber music recitals around the world, and appeared as soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra among others. David is a core musician of The Orchestra Now, Contemporaneous, Exceptet, a founding member of SoundMind, founder and co-artistic director of The Resonant Grounds Initiative and he also performs with Ensemble Échappé, AXIOM, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Juilliard Electronic Ensemble. David is an active commissioner of music for the bassoon and his double-debut album in collaboration with pianist Robert Fleitz is due to appear under the legendary HUNGAROTON label. Besides performing, David is an active translator, editor, writer, producer, and social media consultant. He holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, a Bachelor of Music degree from the Bard Conservatory and a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Literature from Bard College.
Patrick Jankowski - French Horn
Winner of top prize at the International Horn Society Solo Competition, Patrick Jankowski is an active chamber musician and soloist in the New York City area. Recent highlights include performances alongside the Imani Winds at Carnegie Hall, the premiere of composer Hannah Lash's Three Movements for Horn Trio, and a brass quintet premiere at the Kennedy Center. International appearances include performances in the Baltic region, Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Hong Kong, and Ghana. He is an alumnus of Music of Academy of the West and Norfolk Music Festival, and has been a core member of the Tallahassee Symphony and Ballet, performed with the New World Symphony, and performs regularly with the San Francisco-based chamber orchestra One Found Sound. An avid writer, his program annotations, college textbooks, and articles are published internationally. Active in arts education, Patrick has worked as an Apprentice Teaching Artist with the New York Philharmonic, and in New Haven public schools. He is completing the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, where he is a student of William Purvis.