Violinist from Chattanooga, Tennessee, also known as Lisa Hegyi Raymond, who attended Juilliard and Yale School of Music, from whence she received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Violin Performance, respectively. Her father was the conductor and violinist, Julius Hegyi who started up the “Music in the Round” series at Williams College. Lisa cut her teeth on these concerts, debuting with the group in 1977 and performing as a regular by 1980.
In 1987, she reached the semifinals at the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition and appeared on the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia’s Christmas album, Gloria! Gloria!. Other groups with whom she has performed include The Albany Symphony Orchestra, The Berkshire Symphony, The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, The Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players, The Ithaca Piano Trio, The Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and The Waterloo Orchestra.
In 2006 she performed on the recording Xenakis – Works for Piano with The Society for New Music ensemble.
In the field of musical education, she has given private instruction at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia recordings
Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria! Gloria!)
Soprano – Benita Valente
The Philadelphia Singers
Conductor – William Korn
Here is Benita Valente singing “O Holy Night” from the Gloria! Gloria! CD which Lisa performs on…