"She has that warm Spanish Sound"
Lisa is one of the very few women classical guitarists on the international concert stage to-day. Originally from the arts colony of Arden, Delaware, Lisa began her studies at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.
She left junior high school after receiving a scholarship to study with Andrés Segovia at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. She remained his scholarship student for the next five seasons. After attending the Mannes College of Music, she furthered her musical Studies on full scholarship at the Juillard School with Oscar Ghiglia and Suzanne Bloch. She continued her education earning a degree in psychology magna cum laude from the University of Maryland.
Touring extensively in the United States, Europe, South America and the Far East, she has participated in such prestigious events as the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and the Inter-American Music Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Lisa records with Klavier records.She is known both as a soloist and chamber musician touring with members of the Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra and principal flutist of the New York City Opera, John Wion. She also tours with Kao Yu mei, Asia's finest Pipa player. She was chosen to give the opening concert in honor of Segovia's 100th birthday in his home town of Linares, Spain.
Lisa has taught guitar at the Peabody School of Music in Baltimore, the University of Nebraska, Denison University in Ohio and the United States International University in San Diego. She currently organizes master classes in flamenco and classical guitar in Granada
When not performing, Lisa is an equestrian and arts consultant . Fluent in both Chinese and Spanish she often serves as an international link to the guitar world. She has lived in Granada, Spain since 1988 where her house has turned into an international center for the guitar, its players and makers.