Isabelle Lavoie is an active bass trombonist and educator based in Toronto. She has performed with many orchestras in Canada and abroad, including the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Macao Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ms. Lavoie is currently guest bass trombonist with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra for the 2023-2024 season. She was previously appointed Principal Bass Trombone with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for 2018-2019, and 2022-2023. She also held the positions of Principal Trombone with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and Trombone Instructor at Lakehead University for 2016-2017.
Isabelle was a featured artist and clinician at the 2017 International Trombone Festival. Additionally, she has been involved with Monarch Brass and the International Women’s Brass Conference since 2012, as well as the Canadian Women’s Brass Collective since 2019.
Ms. Lavoie is a member of the Canadian National Jazz Orchestra, and performs regularly with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO). You can hear her on the album “Voices – A Musical Heritage”with the WJO, and “Then is Now” recorded at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, with Jens Lindemann and Matt Catingub’s Jazzpops Orchestra.
Isabelle holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Montreal and an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where she studied with Jeffrey Hall and Gordon Wolfe.