MEET THE ORCHESTRA
LEANNA GINSBURG | flute
Flutist and Piccoloist Leanna Ginsburg is acting principal flute of Symphoria for the 2023-2024
season. She is a native of upstate New York and recently completed a three-year fellowship as
rotating principal flute and piccolo with The Orchestra Now (TON) based at the Fischer Center
in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Leanna has performed with TON in venues such as
Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She can be heard
on the Bridge Record albums Piano Protagonists and Buried Alive featuring pianist Orion Weiss
and baritone Michael Nagy respectively.
As an orchestral musician, Leanna has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, Britt Festival
Orchestra and the Albany Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed in the Chautauqua
Music Festival, Orchestra Next, National Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival.
As a soloist, Leanna won the Farwell Trust Award from the Chicago Musician’s Club of
Women. She also received the Walfrid Kujala Scholarship at Northwestern University. In
addition to performing, Leanna is an active educator and has a private flute studio of students
from all over the United States. She is on faculty at the Bard Preparatory Summer Music Camp.
Leanna is also passionate about community outreach. She spent a year working for the nonprofit
Mind and Melody in South Florida where she led music sessions for people with Alzheimer’s
and Dementia. Leanna holds a Master of Music from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of
Music from Purchase College Conservatory. Her primary teachers included Jan Vinci, Tara
O’Connor, Gary Schocker, John Thorne, Jeffrey Khaner, and Marisela Sager. When she’s not
playing flute, she can be found hanging out with her beloved tortoiseshell cat, Cider.