Andrea LeBlanc, flutist
Flutist Andrea LeBlanc has been praised by Early Music America for her “sensitive and beautiful playing, with crystalline tone and execution” (Early Music America, Fall 2015). Ms. LeBlanc is devoted to furthering the artistry and expression of the flute by performing on instruments original to or reproductions from the baroque, classical, and romantic eras. Her regular engagements include The Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Mercury Houston, Arcadia Players, and Grand Harmonie. Ms. LeBlanc has appeared with the Folger Consort in Washington, D.C. and in 2009 performed Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on Cambridge Concentus’ tour of Japan, under the direction of Joshua Rifkin. She performs chamber music of the late-classical and early-romantic periods with pianist David Hyun-Su Kim. She has worked with such conductors as Masaaki Suzuki, Richard Egarr, Nicholas McGegan, Harry Christophers, Ian Watson, and Simon Carrington. In 2012, Ms. LeBlanc became the first baroque artist to participate in Music at Eden’s Edge Emerging Artist program, and was invited to become a full member based on her exemplary participation. She has also performed at the Blue Hill Bach Festival in Maine, the Big Moose Bach Festival in Gorham, NH, and she will join the Portland Bach Experience in June of 2017. Ms. LeBlanc holds a B.Mus. with honors and distinction in performance from New England Conservatory and a M.Mus. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was a teaching assistant in flute and early music. She spent a year furthering her study of the traverso at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Netherlands).