British flautist, Lisa Friend has gained recognition as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist.
As a soloist, Lisa has appeared with the
Philharmonia Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic, Virtuosi Pragenses Chamber
Orchestra (As a soloist in the Smirice Easter Festival-Prague), Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, and has toured throughout the UK, France, Germany,
Japan, Korea, China and the USA.
She has recorded for labels including Universal, Silva Screen, Champs Hill and Signum Records - (Deep In My Soul - Solo CD. She has also featured on a recording for Malcolm Martineau and friends of songs by Poulenc)
Lisa recently released a CD entitled 'Luminance - Solo & Duo Works for flute and piano' – Lisa Friend, Anna Stokes (Flutes) & Mark Kinkaid (Piano) under Champs Hill Records (Jan 2014 Release). Their CD was chosen as 'Classic FM CD of the Week' (Jan 2014), David Mellor's Album of the Week (5 Star Review) in the 'Mail on Sunday' (Jan 2014) and aired on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2, Classic FM and RTE Lyric FM.
Notable solo appearances include Lisa Friend's track 'Deep in my Soul' for Steven Spielberg (for his foundation 'SHOAH'), BBC ChildLine, House of Commons, soloist for the Bill Kenwright production – Music 2000, live recitals for Classic FM and Radio 3, Wigmore Hall solo recital, a concert for the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace as soloist with the late Yehudi Menuhin, soloist for the ‘Cinematic Classics’ series at the LG Arts Center-Korea, a performance in the Britten Theatre with the late Sir George Solti, and performing alongside Liza Minnelli in aid of the White Rose Ball Holocaust Trust Fundraiser. Live television appearances have included Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in Spain with her father the international violinist Rodney Friend.
After signing a deal with Universal Publishing, Lisa
wrote original arrangements for her trio based on some of the great film scores
as well as her own compositions, performing at venues such as St Martin-
in-the-Fields, St. John’s, Smith Square, and the British Embassy in Paris.
Lisa spent her early years growing up in America where she studied with Renee Siebert of the New York Philharmonic. At 17, she won a scholarship to study with Susan Milan at the Royal College of Music and continued her postgraduate studies as a 'Martin Music Scholar' with the late Alain Marion of the Paris Conservatoire.
www.lisafriend.com www.friendfluteacademy.com www.facebook.com/lisafriendflute
She has given masterclasses in Korea and the UK, and runs an annual international flute masterclass in London ‘The Friend Flute Academy London’.
Lisa Friend - Ambassador of the Princes Trust
Powell Flutes (US) Article on Lisa Friend (April 14')
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BBC Music Magazine (April 2014)
Andrew Aschenbach - Classical Ear
(Classic FM - Jan 2014)