- Principal Flute, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
- Concertos with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic and the Montreal Chamber Orchestra
- CD recordings include Beyond the Iron Curtain, released by CALA/United, described by Gramophone Magazine as an “…immensely worthwhile contribution to the catalogue.” and Opera Fantaisie “…faultless, perhaps even definitive readings of repertoire from the ‘golden age of the flute’” (Wholenote Magazine)
- Recitals throughout Canada and the UK, including three solo recital performances at London's Wigmore Hall, two of which were broadcast live by BBC Radio Three and tours with Debut Atlantic and Jeunesses Musicales
- Recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, Taipei’s National Concert Hall and the National Museum in Bogotá, Colombia
Working on What
- Six works in development by six emerging composers, developed under the guidance of Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière, all with video and/or electronic elements
- CD recording in June with Nadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few
Will be Where
- Soundstreams, Alliance Francaise, May 19th, 8pm, Kaija Saariaho's NoaNoa, for solo flute and electronics and Jean-Baptiste Barriere's ""Crossing the Blind Forest"", for bass flute/piccolo and electronics
- 21C Festival After Hours #2, Conservatory Theatre, May 22/10pm
- Esprit Orchestra, China tour, May 27 - June 5, Principal Flute
- Ottawa Chamberfest, July 26, w/Gryphon Trio and James Campell
- Recital tour, Maritimes, September 30 - October 7, w/Nadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few
Leslie Newman made her professional debut at the age of eighteen with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, performing Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. She was subsequently featured as soloist with the Toronto Symphony at the Calgary Winter Olympics Arts Festival. Following studies at the University of Toronto, Yale University and Juilliard, Leslie settled in England, where she presented solo BBC Radio broadcasts from almost every major centre, including the world-famous Wigmore Hall. Since her return to Canada, Leslie has presented recitals across the country with numerous national and regional CBC broadcasts. International recital engagements include at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, Taipei’s National Concert Hall and the National Museum in Bogotá, Colombia. As concerto soloist, she has performed with orchestras throughout Canada.
Leslie has performed as guest Principal Flute with the Hallé Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, National Ballet Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Esprit Orchestra. She has toured through Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Europe and the U.S. with Sir Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Recent performances include a Koerner Hall appearance as featured soloist in Kaija Saariaho’s Terreste, with subsequent concerts in China and Taiwan, concerto performances with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and concerts with the Amici Chamber Ensemble, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s inaugural 21C Music Festival and at the Toronto Summer Music Festival.