Leo Sussman (San Francisco, CA) is a fifth-year double-degree student with majors in flute performance and physics. During his time at Lawrence, he has served as principal flute in the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, played in the pit for three stage productions, premiered nearly a dozen new compositions, been featured as a soloist with the Jazz Ensemble, and performed interactive programs at community venues in Appleton with his chamber ensembles. As winner of the concerto competition, Leo will perform Carl Nielsen’s concerto with the orchestra in May 2016. He has also earned first prize in competitions at the San Francisco and Wisconsin Flute Festivals as well as awards in woodwind competitions held by the MTNA and NSAL. For the summer of 2016, Leo has been selected as a fellow at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Previous summer experience includes Eastern Music Festival and the Banff Centre masterclass program. Leo has also appeared as soloist with flute choir at the San Francisco Flute Festival, premiered an electroacoustic piccolo duet at Electronic Music Midwest, and is a substitute piccolo player for the Sheboygan Symphony. In the fall of 2016, Leo will begin graduate study in flute with Ransom Wilson at Yale School of Music.