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Lea Kibler, Flute

     Lea Kibler, flutist, has been hailed by critics as “bewitching and unforgettable” and a “top drawer flutist”.  She was a member of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and the Florida Grand Opera orchestra and has toured as Principal Flutist of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared at the Spoleto Festival, the American Dance Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival.

Lea is a graduate of the Yale University School of Music where she was a student of Thomas Nyfenger and recipient of the coveted Yale Alumni Prize.

A native of North Carolina, she now makes her home in Asheville and serves on the faculty of Clemson University. She has been awarded grants from the Asheville Area Arts Council, North Carolina Arts Council and Friends of Brooks Center, Clemson University. She released her CD The Back of Beyond…Music inspired by the Appalachian Mountains at the end of 2008.