Isabelle Lavoie is an active bass trombonist and educator based in Toronto. She has performed with many Canadian orchestras, including the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Hamilton Philharmonic. Isabelle has also played with the Macao Orchestra in Asia on several occasions.
Ms. Lavoie was appointed Principal Bass Trombone with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for 2018-2019, and previously 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, and also performed on a recital of music by women composers at the 2018 festival. As a member of Monarch Brass since 2012, she has performed at every International Women’s Brass Conference, the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Conference, the 2016 International Trombone Festival, and the 2016 Midwest Clinic.
In 2018, Ms. Lavoie graduated from The Global Leaders Program, a professional development course for musicians, which granted her a certificate in Civic Leadership, Teaching Artistry, Cultural Agency, and Social Entrepreneurship. Through the program, she participated in two residencies, teaching the low brass students at the Campamento Musical Marqués de Mancera in Chile, and the Conservatorio Plurinacional de Música in La Paz, Bolivia.
Ms. Lavoie has attended the Tanglewood Music Center as a guest artist and the Aldeburgh Festival in England as a member of the Britten-Pears Orchestra. She also participated in several Canadian summer orchestral programs such as the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and the Banff Festival Orchestra.
After completing a Bachelor of Music from the University of Montreal, where she studied with Albert Devito, Isabelle completed an Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, under the tutelage of Jeffrey Hall and Gordon Wolfe.