Born in England of Ukrainian/Irish descent Lisa Beznosiuk is one of the world’s leading performers on historical flutes. In her dual capacities as solo flautist and orchestral principal, she has travelled the world playing a wide range of 18th and 19th century repertoire with some of its finest interpreters.
Whilst a modern flute student at Guildhall School of Music, London, she became fascinated by the sound world and the rich repertoire of the simple, wooden baroque traverso and took lessons with Stephen Preston. She also found herself busy playing harpsichord continuo – something which has been very useful in her teaching career.
Lisa regularly receives enthusiastic critiques for her live and recorded performances. Her solo recordings include the complete sonatas of Bach and Handel, concertos by Vivaldi and Mozart and several versions of Bach’s Suite in B minor and Fifth Brandenburg Concerto. Her recording of Mozart’s Flute Quartets and Beethoven’s Serenade was performed on an original Grenser 4-keyed flute. As a valued principal player in some of Europe’s best period instrument orchestras she also features prominently on many discs of orchestral music from Bach to Brahms playing original and reproduction flutes from her collection. She is proud to have been amongst the group of musicians who got together in 1986 to found the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Lisa enjoys teaching and holds an international reputation as a flute teacher and coach. Many of her former students are successful and well-known flautists.