Biography

British flautist, Lisa Friend has gained recognition as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist.
 

Lisa Friend - Ambassador of the Prince's Trust and 'Children & The Arts Charity'

 

Powell Artist UK

'The disc showcases Friend's creamily luxuriant tone supported by Rohan De Silva's refined pianism'.
BBC Music Magazine (June 2019)


'De Silva to some extent comes into his own in the Fauré Sonata, matching the sweep and elegance of Friend’s phrasing with playing of considerable suppleness and subtlety throughout.'
Gramophone Magazine (July 2019)

Mozart Flute Quartets - Lisa Friend/ Brodsky Quartet CD (Chandos Records)

 

'A Flawless Flautist'

Mail on Sunday-David Mellor Album of the Week - Feb 2017

"Flautist Lisa Friend, as bubbly as her instrument, will no doubt bring a smile to your face with her excellent recording of Mozart Flute Quartets"

Mail on Sunday-David Mellor Album of the Week - Feb 2017

"It’s difficult to imagine them better done than they are here in excellent sound."
Mail on Sunday-David Mellor Album of the Week - Feb 2017

There’s plenty of fun to be had with this charming, undemanding music, as Lisa Friend and her Brodsky colleagues demonstrate." - Gramophone Magazine  - Feb 2017

 

'Lisa Friend is a remarkable flautist and also extremely charming'
(Classic FM - David Mellor) Cinema Affair CD

 

'Luminance' CD - 'And if the sound of one flute is attractive, the sound of two, played as well as they are here, is exhilarating'

 

'Luminance' CD - 'Her concertino for solo flute and piano is full of good things, and brilliantly dispatched by Lisa'.

(David Mellor - Album of the Week - Mail on Sunday ★★★★★ - Jan 2014)

 

'..Beautiful Playing'
BBC Music Magazine

 

'Sweet-toned, superbly stylish performances all round from Lisa Friend and Anna Stokes, who enjoy alert support from Mark Kinkaid at the piano. Truthful, nicely balanced sound too.'

 

'Stand-out offerings elsewhere include Cecile Chaminade's ravishing Concertino ..'.
Andrew Aschenbach - Classical Ear 

 

'Luminance' CD - Anna Stokes & Lisa Friend are superb flautists and here they turn their attention to predominantly French repertoire…..All in all a charming collection, beautifully played and recorded'
(Classic FM - Jan 2014)

 

" A beautiful performance played with great sensitivity and poise" - HRH Prince Charles

 

" British Flautist Lisa Friend is a gifted flautist to look out for"  - The Independent

 

" A bright temperament and a fluid technique distinguish this debut recital by the young British flautist Lisa Friend' - BBC Music Magazine

Photo - Stuart Weston