Liora Schlesinger

Clarinetist & Bass Clarinetist

Clarinetist and bass clarinetist Liora Schlesinger is an avid chamber and orchestral musician whose mission is to connect underperformed works with wider audiences. She is a founding member of Trio Atropos, a clarinet, viola, and piano trio dedicated to making high quality recordings and performing in nontraditional spaces. 

Schlesinger is the principal clarinetist in New York University’s Orchestra, and subs regularly with the New Conductor’s Orchestra. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space. She has also performed internationally in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Israel. Schlesinger has participated in masterclasses with David Krakauer, Yehuda Gilad, Corrado Giuffredi, and Florent Heau. She can be heard on the soundtrack for Leaving (2020), as well as in numerous recordings for NYU's composition department.

Schlesinger earned her Bachelors of Music in Clarinet Performance at NYU with Pavel Vinnitsky. She is currently working towards a Masters degree at NYU and studies clarinet with Yoonah Kim and bass clarinet with Christa Van Alstine .

Liora is a dedicated educator and currently serves as an adjunct professor with NYU’s Clarinet faculty, where she teaches private lessons and leads a monthly studio class. She is also on the faculty at Marymount School of New York, University View Academy, and Through The Staff.  Liora is a teaching artist with Third Street Music School's Partners Program,  through which she teaches woodwind and brass group classes at PS 99. Outside of her work at educational institutions and music nonprofits, Liora maintains a vibrant and growing private studio with students of all ages in NYC.