Leslie Allt is a Toronto-based poly-flutist known for combining finesse with versatility. As Principal Flute for the National Ballet of Canada and regular guest principal with the Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo orchestras, he is a respected classical orchestral player and soloist. He is also an avid chamber musician and has performed with Art of Time, Amici Ensemble, New Music Concerts, Arraymusic, and for such festivals as Elora, Luminato, and Festival of the Sound. He has performed on traverso with the Nota Bene Baroque Players and LARK ensemble.
Leslie is also an experienced jazz musician. He appears on multiple recordings and has performed with such artists as Ray Charles, Sophie Millman, Diana Krall, and David Amram, as well as at the Toronto International Jazz Festival.
Leslie’s practice room is full of international flutes, too numerous to list. Whether it’s for penny whistles, panpipes, ocarina, or the Chinese dizi, he is regularly called on to play for film scores, recordings, and theatre productions such as The Lion King and Lord of the Rings. He was featured in Atom Egoyan’s ‘Feng Yi Ting’, and has performed on north Indian bansuri at both the Lincoln Center in New York and Washington’s Kennedy Center.