Izzy Fincher is a classical guitarist based in Colorado. Though her lyricism, versatility and passion for musical inclusivity, Izzy shares heartfelt interpretations of traditional and diverse repertoire with her audiences in-person and online.
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 also graduated as the valedictorian of William J. Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Izzy’s recent projects include 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; internship at the Twisted Spruce Music Foundation, working with emerging composers to premiere new music; and Klezmer Research Assistant at CU Boulder, proofreading and transcribing Klezmer scores recently released from an archive in Kyiv. She is also on the board of directors for the Boulder Guitar Society.
As a chamber musician, Izzy collaborates with flautist Erika Gossett in the Ikigai Duo. In 2019, the Ikigai Duo was selected for the CU Boulder’s prestigious Honors Chamber Program, leading to performances at the CU Art Museum and CU’s Grusin Hall.
Izzy is currently a junior at CU Boulder, 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. Other mentors include Solo Duo and Nigel North.
Off-stage, Izzy explores other creative passions, including writing, teaching yoga and speaking 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 dog Ash and listening to audiobooks.