HEADJOINT: HJ-1607 Z cut
ALTUS SINCE: 2018
INFLUENCES: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Oscar Wilde, My dad
FAVORITE PERFORMANCE VENUE: Rachmaninoff Hall in my home town in Russia
FAVORITE CLASSICAL PIECE: Clair de Lune
Inna Leoni’s passion for music and instrument she performs is evident by her continued dedication to excellence in performance and as an educator. Since her debut as a concerto soloist at the International Autumn Music Festival in Moscow, flutist Inna Leoni has graced a number of the world’s prestigious stages with her musical presence including the Czech Republic’s Martinu Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Philharmonic and Bolshoi Halls, St. Petersburg, Russia’s State Capella Concert Hall, Glazunov Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.
After several years of concertizing in her native Russia, Ms. Leoni came to the United States to pursue advance professional studies with Loren Lind of the Philadelphia Orchestra and later with Paula Robison at the New England Conservatory. Ms. Leoni made her Carnegie debut in 2008 to great acclaim. She is winner of numerous awards and international competitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Boston, and New York.
Inna Leoni has performed recitals with a number of pianists including Elizaveta Kopleman, Maria Yefimova, Vadim Glaushka, Brian Gilmore, and Maria Zheltova. Her debut album, The Russian Romantic Flute, was released in 2011 and brought an invitation to introduce and perform an unknown body of Russian flute repertoire at the National Flute Association in North Carolina. The Russian Romantic Flute has received much praise as well as airplay on classical radio stations throughout the United States, England, and Russia.
As a concerto soloist and an orchestra member, Inna Leoni has performed with Russia’s Cantus Firmus Chamber Orchestra, Tambov Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Radio and Television Orchestra, and New Jersey’s South Orange Symphony.
In addition to her performance work in recital, as a concerto soloist, orchestral player, and chamber musician; Leoni is a collaborative pianist accompanying flutists and vocalists and maintains a private teaching studio.
Inna Leoni holds an Artist Diploma and Master of Music with highest honors from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory. Awarded full scholarships from both Yale University and New England Conservatory’s graduate programs, she pursued studies with the esteemed Paula Robison at New England Conservatory.