Susan Graham (flute), Nancy Kito (harpsichord), Sarah Stone, cello, Claire Smith Bermingham, violin

Ensemble Leonarda was formed at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where its founding members were participating in the early music program.  Named after the composer Isabella Leonarda (16201704), this group of gifted individuals came together to form an ensemble dedicated to performing works of the Baroque masters with vim, vigor, and enthusiasm.  Past performances have included recitals at the Church of the Epiphany as part of the “Washington Musicians for Nuclear Disarmament” series; Squires Recital Salon at Virginia Tech; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s ChapelColumbia University, the Donnell Library Center, Music in Chelsea, Church of the Transfiguration, Artek’s Midtown Concert Series, the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series, and a special collaborative concert with performance artist Kelly Dwyer as part of the New York Philharmonic's New World Initiative project.