Erin Lesser, flute

As a soloist, and chamber musician Erin Lesser has been described as “superb”, “excellent”, “elegant” (NY Times) and“brilliant”(NY Concert Review). She has travelled to prestigious venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ (Amsterdam), Kennedy Center and Alice Tully Hall where she performed the American premiere of Morton Feldman’s For Flute and Orchestra with the Janacek Philharmonic. As a recording artist, Erin can be heard on Nonesuch, Cantaloupe, Carrier, Hat[now] Art, New Focus, Aeon, New Amsterdam, New World, Albany and Capstone Record labels.


Erin is a member of Alarm Will Sound, who have been called the “future of classical music” by the New York Times. She is also a member of Wet Ink, a group that has been described as “thought-provoking and expansive and fearless in testing the limitations of what instruments or musical forms can be." The group was named best ensemble of 2018 by the New York Times.

A graduate of the University of Ottawa (BM) and the Manhattan School of Music (MM, DMA), Erin is proud to serve on the faculty at Lawrence University. In 2019, she was awarded the Lawrence University Award for Excellence in Teaching. Through a partnership between Lawrence University and Decoda, Erin is co-founder of Music for All, a program which brings music into new and/or underserved venues throughout the Fox Valley community in Wisconsin.

Ms. Lesser is a Pearl Flute Performing Artist.