Lisa Terry Viola da Gamba

Helicon Performances

Symposium 35 - BACH


Lisa Terry practices, performs and teaches viola da gamba and violoncello in New York City, where she is a long-time member of Parthenia and the Dryden Ensemble, and a new member of BaroQue Across the River and the Lyra Consort. She was a founding member of ARTEK, and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Juilliard Opera Orchestra, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Opera Lafayette, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Concert Royal, New York Collegium, American Classical Orchestra, Four Nations Ensemble, Santa Fe Pro Musica and Chicago Opera Theatre.She earned her degree in cello performance from Memphis State University and continued her studies in New York with Richard Taruskin, viol, and Harry Wimmer, cello.

Ms. Terry appears to great acclaim as soloist in the Passions of J.S. Bach, notably under the batons of Robert Shaw, Richard Westenburg, and Lyndon Woodside in Carnegie Hall, in the Jonathan Miller staged performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music conducted by Paul Goodwin, at the Winter Park Bach Festival, and with Andrew Parrot, Gary Thor Wedow, Kent Tritle and Simon Carrington.

Ms. Terry teaches viola da gamba and cello at the French-American School of Music in New York and maintains an active private studio. She is a frequent chamber music coach at music workshops across the country, including the Madison Early Music Festival, Pinewoods Early Music Week, Amherst Winter Weekend and the Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. She has presented master classes and lecture-demonstrations at Wesleyan College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Connecticut, Brooklyn College, the Julliard School Pre-College Division, the Princeton Adult School, the Lycée Français de New York, the French-American School of Music, LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts and Candelwood Middle School.

With Parthenia, Ms. Terry records for MSR Classics.