LISA TERRY practices, performs and teaches viola da gamba and violoncello in New York City, where she is a full-time member of Parthenia. Lisa is principal cellist and viol soloist with Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia’s baroque orchestra, and is also a member of the Dryden Ensemble in Princeton; she works regularly with the Lyra Consort (NYC) and Pegasus Early Music (Rochester). She was a founding member of ARTEK, and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Juilliard Opera Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Concert Royal. 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. Lisa 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, and at the Winter Park Bach Festival, conducted by John Sinclair. She teaches viola da gamba and cello privately in New York, and at workshops around the country. Lisa is the Vice-President of the Viola da Gamba Society of America.
“Lisa Terry, a violist da gamba . . contributed flawlessly elegant accompaniment.” The New York Times, Dec. 1994
“[Lisa Terry’s] front and center position . . . made it impossible to miss her intense musicality and beauty of tone.” The Wall Street Journal, Apr. 1997
“Lisa Terry provides a brilliant cello accompaniment to [Jullianne] Baird’s vocalise.” The Trenton Times, March 2000
“The gambist played with an exquisite legato.” The Boston Globe, February 2002
“… expert viola da gamba player, Lisa Terry.” The New York Times, March 24, 2006
“…the eloquent obbligato viola da gamba playing of Lisa Terry.” Houston Chronicle, Oct. 2, 2006
“The concertmasters Robert Mealy and Cynthia Roberts played their solos with flair, as did the viola da gamba player Lisa Terry.” The New York Times, April 17, 2011