Biography

Lisa Öberg was born in Switzerland to a Swedish father and a Romanian mother, both musicians. She began to play the violin at the age of five while living in Sweden, later continuing her studies with Werner Goos at the Winterthur music school in Switzerland.
At the age of ten she made her debut performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.3 in Winterthur, Switzerland. Soon after, she began to study at the George Enescu Music Gymnasium in Bucharest, Romania.Teachers included Octavian Ratiu, Ioana Croitoru and Stefan Gheorghiu.

Four years later she gained a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Natalya Boyarsky and Lutsia Ibragimova. From 2001 she studied with Prof. Dora Schwarzberg at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna, and graduated with distinction in July 2005. Recently, Lisa graduated from The Royal College of Music (MMus with distinction), where she studied with Natalya Boyarsky.

Lisa Öberg has won several prizes in national and international competitions, including first prizes at the International Music Competition in Stresa, Italy, where she was also awarded the accolade “Assoluta”, the Music-Olympiad in Constanza, Romania, first prize at the Swiss Youth Music Competition, the "Migros" scholarship prize in Switzerland and first prize and the great special prize for all categories at the competition “Remember Enescu” in Bucharest, Romania.

As a soloist with “Lyceum Strings” and the “Bucharest Young Symphonic Orchestra”, Lisa Öberg has taken part in several concert tours in Switzerland ( including Tonhalle Zurich, KKL Luzern, Victoria Hall Geneva), Sweden and Denmark (including the music festival at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, “Borgholm Music Festival” on Öland and European Youth Music Festival in Copenhagen.) While at the Yehudi Menuhin School, she took part in concert tours in England and Switzerland (Gstaad Music Festival) as a soloist with the Menuhin School String Orchestra. In Helsingborg, Sweden, she performed the Violin Concertos by Tchaikovsky and Paganini (in D-major) with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and St. John's Smith Square, and has given an evening recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

Lisa also studied the baroque violin at the RCM with Adrian Butterfield, and has taken part in numerous concerts at the RCM and other venues, as a leader and soloist of the RCM Baroque Orchestra, the Fantini Consort and several baroque chamber groups.
In 2007 she was accepted on the “Ann and Peter Law experience scheme for young players” of the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment, and has already taken part in several concerts with them at the Royal Festival Hall and in Italy.

She has participated in master classes with Rachel Podger, Emma Kirkby, Zakhar Bron, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Spivakov, Mauricio Fuks, Zvi Zeitlin, Natalya Boyarsky, Sherban Lupu, Adelina Oprean, Gabriel Croitoru, Gordan Nicolic, Lewis Kaplan and Dora Schwarzberg.

Lisa's extensive studies have only been made possible with the help of several scholarships awarded to her by the "Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation", "Max Husmann Stiftung", the Royal College of Music, the "Migros" scholarship prize and others.

Other activities include Jazz violin, (studies with Chris Garrick), and folk music from many different countries. Lisa is also a member of the "Fellowshippe of Musickers", an ensemble which specializes in mediaeval and renaissance music, where she playes hurdy-gurdy and mediaeval fiddle.

Apart from being a freelance musician, she is employed as an assistant teacher of violin at the Yehudi Menuhin School.