Flutist Gina I. “Rattles speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects" (NYC Jazz Record). The New York-based musician is a recent recipient of a 2016 New Music USA Impact Award and a 2015 New Music USA Project Grant.
Over the past year, Gina has performed in collaboration with artists stemming from the New York Downtown music scene incorporating classical and contemporary music, free improvisation, and electronics. In 2016 Izzo released Crashing Through Fences by Timo Andres on Ian David Rosenbaum's debut album Memory Palace (VIA Records), and was selected for a fellowship at the Bang on a Can Festival Residency at MASSMoCA where she performed and premiered works by John Luther Adams, Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli, Louis Andriessen, among many others.
Gina has performed as a guest artist at Lincoln Center Out of Doors with Revive Music, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, and Pharoahe Monch, at The Jazz Standard as part of Ambrose Akinmusire's release of The Imagined Savior is Far Easier To Paint, at John Zorn's 'The Stone' alongside Todd Reynolds and Jeffrey Zielger, and featured on Q2 Music, WQXR, WNYC. Recent recording projects include Andy Akiho's NO one To kNOW One released by Vic Firth, singer-songwriter Tiger Darrow's latest album release Aqua Vitae, and in viral videos presented by CDZA. Izzo has performed at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Symphony Space, The Stone, National Sawdust, and the Jazz Standard.
An active orchestral musician, she has played under conductors like Kurt Masur, Eric Jacobsen, JoAnn Falletta, Alondra De La Parra, and George Manahan and worked with musicians including Sir James Galway, Robert Langevin, Carol Wincenc, Paula Robison, David Krakauer, and Charles Neidich. Izzo received her B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music and M.M. from New York University. Principal teachers include Linda Chesis, Judith Mendenhall, and Brad Garner.
Gina can be heard on New Focus Recordings, Panoramic Records, and VIA Records.