Izzy Fincher is a classical guitarist based in Colorado. Through her lyricism and passion for musical diversity, Izzy is establishing herself as a versatile performer of underrepresented, contemporary and traditional repertoire.
Izzy is currently attending CU Boulder on a full scholarship. In 2021, Izzy was selected for CU Boulder’s Outstanding Junior Award and the Presser Foundation’s Undergraduate Scholar Award. In 2018, she graduated as the valedictorian of William J. Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Izzy’s recent projects include an internship at the Twisted Spruce Music Foundation, working with emerging composers to premiere new music; Read Guitar, an online competition that connects guitarists with composers; Teaching Artist for the Colorado Lullaby Project, writing personal lullabies for mothers and their babies; and Klezmer Research Assistant at CU Boulder, proofreading and transcribing Klezmer scores for computational musicology research. She is also on the board of directors for the Boulder Guitar Society.
At CU Boulder, Izzy is double majoring in classical guitar performance and journalism with a certificate in music entrepreneurship. Her teacher is Nicolò Spera. She also studies with Adam Holzman privately and at the Brevard Summer Institute.
She has performed in masterclasses for LAGQ, Marco Tamayo, Antigoni Goni, Gohar Vardanyan and Marc Teicholz. Other mentors include Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela from Solo Duo.
Izzy plays on a 2017 Steven Walter guitar.
Off-stage, Izzy explores other creative passions, including writing, teaching yoga and learning Mandarin and French. She is the head arts editor for the CU Independent and also regularly contributes to the classical music blog Sharps & Flatirons. She also enjoys spending time with her labradoodle Ash and listening to audiobooks.