Lenia Isis Bolano Herran, a native from Havana, Cuba, has excelled throughout her musical career as much as a flutist in the classical genre as she has ventured into the jazz world.
She began her music studies at the Conservatory of Cuba at the age of seven. After graduated, Bolano worked as a professional flutist in the National Concert Band of Cuba and as a jazz flute
player-vocalist with different ensembles, performing a wide repertoire of traditional Cuban music, Latin jazz, standard jazz and made several international contracts abroad. In 2012 she
decided to move definitively to the United States to continue her studies in music.
In 2013, she was awarded a generous scholarship at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she culminated with honors her bachelor studies in music performance. She was the
principal flutist of the 41st Army Band in Mississippi and has won several flute competitions. In addition, her interests in composition have led to two of her works were premiered at the
University of Southern Mississippi; "Nostalgia" for flute choir and "Trio for Two Friends." Besides, "Trio for Two Friends" was accepted as one of the pieces performed at the Music by Women Festival in 2018.
Ms. Bolano culminated her master's degree in Flute Performance and Composition studies at the University of North Texas, where she premiered several of her works. One of her last compositions, "Spider Web" for flute choir, received honorable mention at the National Flute Association.