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 (1620–1704), 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. Paul’s Chapel–Columbia University, the Donnell Library Center, Music in Chelsea, Church of the Transfiguration, GEMSNY Midtown Concert Series, the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series, a special collaborative concert with performance artist Kelly Dwyer as part of the New York Philharmonic's New World Initiative project, a three-peat performance of Filmelodic's “La Folia”,  an indie short film with live music of Geminiani's La Folia variations. Past season highlights include a concert with Curt C. Christensen (former principal trumpet of the U.S. Air Force Concert Band) and live-action drawing with Victor Varnado (cartoonist for “The New Yorker” magazine).

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Ensemble Leonarda is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. We perform 3 concerts a year, including an outreach concert in one of the outer boroughs. Contributions for Ensemble Leonarda via Fractured Atlas are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law