Lisa Friend started the flute age five. At sixteen she studied in New York with flautist Renee Siebert of the New York Philharmonic. She was awarded a flute Scholarship to study with Julius Baker in Connecticut. At seventeen, Lisa won a Scholarship to the Royal College of Music. Twice winning the Martin Music Scholarship enabled her to study at the Paris Conservatoire with Alain Marion and Ida Ribera.
As soloist, Lisa has appeared with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic, the Liverpool Philharmonic and toured throughout the UK, France, Germany, Japan, China and the USA. Other solo appearances include BBC ChildLine, a concert for Royal Family at Buckingham Palace as soloist with the late Yehudi Menuhin, the Britten theatre with the late Sir George Solti and for Steven Spielberg after writing and performing a track for his foundation SHOAH. Lisa was also soloist for the Bill Kenwright production Music 2000. She has given live recitals for Classic FM and Radio 3. Live television has included Brandenburg 5th Concerto in Spain with her father the International violinist Rodney Friend.
An enchanting collection of Romantic classics and new arrangements, performed by leading UK flautist Lisa Friend – with accompaniment from pianist Mark Kinkaid, cellist Martin Radford and violinist Rodney Friend.