As a soloist, and chamber musician Erin Lesser has been described as “superb,” “excellent,” “brilliant,” and “elegant.” She has performed at prestigious venues around the world including Alice Tully Hall where she played the American premiere of Morton Feldman’s For Flute and Orchestra with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra. She has worked with some of the most prominent classical and popular artists today including Steve Reich, Helmut Lachenmann, Pierre Boulez, and John Luther Adams, and experimental groups like Medeski Martin and Wood, and the Dirty Projectors. Erin can be heard on labels such as Nonesuch, Cantaloupe, Carrier, hat[now]ART, New Focus, Aeon, New Amsterdam, Albany, and Capstone Records.
In addition to her work with Wet Ink, Erin is a member of Alarm Will Sound, a group that has been called “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene.” She won the 2008 National Flute Association chamber music competition with her flute and percussion duo, Due East and is a founding member of the Argento New Music Project. She is also a member of Decoda, an affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa (BM) and the Manhattan School of Music (MM, DMA), Erin has served on the faculty at Lawrence University. 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.