Program Books/Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards

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Lisa Edwards is a widely sought after pianist, keyboard collaborator and teacher, based in Los Angeles. She is the pianist/music assistant for the LAMC, under the direction of Grant Gershon. As a project collaborator, Edwards is frequently involved with preparing productions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Such projects include John Adams’ operas El Nino, Nixon in China, A Flowering Tree, and The Gospel According to the Other Mary; Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri; Stravinsky’s Persephone, Oedipus Rex, and Symphony of Psalms; Shostakovich’s Prologue to Orango; and Bernstein’s Mass, among others. Performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella series include War of the Worlds by Annie Gosfteld and Lou Harrison’s opera Young Caesar. Other performances include, Steve Reich’s You Are (Variations) at Avery Fischer Hall, Stravinsky’s Les Noces at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Ian Krause’s Lorca, Child of the Moon at the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts. In July 2023, she performed at the Salzburg Festival with the LAMC in Sofia Gubaidulina’s Sonnengesang and in Music to Accompany a Departure. On disc, she can be heard on two Nonesuch recordings of Steve Reich’s music, You Are (Variations) and Daniel Variations, and Eric Whitacre’s The Sacred Veil.