Born in England of Ukrainian/Irish descent, Lisa Beznosiuk is one of the world’s leading performers on early flutes.
As solo flautist, chamber musician and orchestral principal she has performed and recorded a wide range of 18th and 19th century repertoire on a variety of historical flutes, both original instruments and modern copies, from her own collection.
Lisa has received many enthusiastic reviews for her live and recorded performances. Her solo recordings include the complete sonatas of Bach and Handel, concertos by Vivaldi, and quartets and concertos by Mozart. She is Principal Flute of English Concert and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
In addition to a wealth of performing experience in baroque and classical repertoire, she has participated in many pioneering concerts and recordings of 19th Century music including Berlioz, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Smetana, Dvorak, Strauss and Sibelius. As such, she is familiar with the excitement, discovery and challenge involved in presenting this repertoire on period instruments for contemporary audiences.
Alongside her performing career Lisa continues to be a passionate and dedicated teacher. She holds an international reputation as a flute teacher and ensemble coach and many of her former students are now successful and well-known flautists. As Professor of Historical Flutes at the Academy, she also enjoys introducing regular Boehm flautists to ways of adapting baroque techniques and sensibilities to the modern instrument.