biography

Flutist Indigo Fischer is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder where she studies with Christina Jennings. She has received 2nd prize in the 2018 Colorado Flute Association Young Artist Competition, 1st place in the 2017 Colorado Flute Association Collegiate Competition, and was a finalist in the 2018 National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition. The September 2016 issue of Flute Talk magazine featured Indigo on the cover and as a co-author of the article “Everything You Do Builds From Here.”

For her junior and senior years of high school, Indigo attended Interlochen Arts Academy as a pupil of Nancy Stagnitta. During her time at Interlochen, Indigo was one of a select number of students chosen to perform in a collaboration with the Grammy award-winning contemporary sextet Eighth Blackbird. She received both a Fine Arts award for high musical achievement and a Young Scholar award for exemplary academic success upon graduating from Interlochen.

Active as a chamber musician, Indigo recently performed Jacques Hétu’s Sérénade with Quatuor Cobalt in Québec and the Poulenc Sextet for Winds and Piano with colleagues at CU Boulder. She has also been a member of many assorted groups such as woodwind quintets and a harp and flute duo, among others. One of her fond collaborations, a flute and guitar duo that performed Joan Tower’s Snow Dreams, was coached by the renowned Italian guitar duo SoloDuo. Indigo has maintained principal flute and piccolo positions in the various orchestras and bands she has been a part of, and currently performs with CU Boulder’s Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she is well-versed in contemporary music and has premiered works by her composer colleagues.

Indigo has attended a number of summer festivals, including Domaine Forget where she worked with Emmanuel Pahud, Eastern Music Festival with Jake Fridkis, Principal Flute of the Fort Worth Symphony, and Brevard Music Center with Marianne Gedigian. She has performed in masterclasses for Bonita Boyd, Marco Granados, Paula Robison, Lorna McGhee, Ervin Monroe, Timothy Munro, and Carol Wincenc, among others.

An advocate of music in the community, Indigo has presented and performed for various public school bands, and has also been featured as a guest speaker on both Interlochen Public Radio and KUAF of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She also enjoys teaching flute privately to beginners. Additionally, Indigo holds a leadership position in CU Boulder’s Diverse Musicians’ Alliance.