Deborah Fleisher began her harp studies at age seven with her grandmother Nettie Druzinsky. She attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where she was taught by Marilyn Costello, and later studied in Cleveland with Alice Chalifoux. Currently she is working with Gloria Agostini in the Artist's Diploma program at Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Fleisher has been active as a performer in the Baltimore-Washington area since 1978, and has appeared with both the National and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. She is now principal harpist with the Baltimore Opera, and a member of the Annapolis Symphony and Mechanic/Lyric Theater Orchestras. Active as a teacher as well as a player, Ms. Fleisher is on the faculties of the Washington Conservatory of Music, and the University of Maryland (Baltimore County), and appears frequently on Young Audience programs in elementary schools throughout Maryland.