Lisa Romain — Violin
Described as a “keen personality” by the San Francisco Classical Voice, violinist Lisa Romain is an artist who values in-depth musical exploration and collaboration. As the winner of the 2012 Mannes Concerto Competition, she made her New York concerto debut in Alice Tully Hall in March 2013, performing Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto with the Mannes Orchestra.
Most recently, she was named as the Lauréate de l’edition 2013 des Rencontres de musique nouvelle du Domaine Forget, giving her a concerto appearance and additional performances with Lorraine Vaillancourt and Montréal’s Le Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne.
As a chamber musician, she has performed alongside violinist Ulf Hoelscher, cellist Diana Ligeti, pianists Danny Driver and Jerome Lowenthal, and members of Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. For the past two seasons, she has been a resident artist at the Birdfoot Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has previously been heard at Le Domaine Forget (Canada), master classes and the invitation-only Open Chamber Music session at the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove (United Kingdom), Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (Maine, United States), and the Yale Summer School of Music’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Connecticut, United States).
As an orchestral musician, Lisa currently performs as a guest violinist with Concerto Budapest in Hungary. For the past two seasons, she has also performed and recorded with Symphony in C, one of three professional training orchestras in the United States.
Lisa received her Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music as a scholarship student of Laurie Smukler and her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where her teacher was Sally Thomas. She completed post-graduate studies at Mannes in their Professional Studies Diploma program where she was presented with the George and Elizabeth Gregory Award for Excellence in Performance upon graduation.
Lisa is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to Hungary for 2014-15, where she will research, study, and perform the music of Hungarian composer György Kurtág under the guidance of violinist András Keller.
Learn more about Ms. Romain here.