Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 17th May 2019
Lissa was born in Scotland and emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 12. She has a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from Auckland University, a Postgraduate Performance Diploma from The Royal Academy of Music in London and a LRAM Teaching Diploma.
She has worked with various orchestras including the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra of Scotland, Scottish Festival Orchestra and Opera della Luna. Lissa also performed in string quartets, giving concerts in England, the Isle of Mann, Belgium and castles in Scotland. They provided background music at Clarence House (then the Queen Mother’s residence), at various events such as London Fashion Week and many weddings. Lissa taught cello and chamber music at the Junior Department of Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Jordanhill School.
Lissa now enjoys being part of the Top of the South’s vibrant music scene, playing with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra, Goya Ensemble and duo partnerships with Mark Secker and Blenheim pianist Marsha Stringer. She teaches cello privately and at various schools in Nelson.