Piano, Piano Duos
Born in Tokyo, Japan, raised in Sydney, Australia and Las Vegas, Nevada, pianist Lisa Maresch grew up with an eclectic taste in music. She has been teaching for nearly 20 years. Her passion is performing chamber music and playing new and contemporary music. From playing shows on the Las Vegas “Strip” to performing classical concerts for outreach programs across the country, she has built a career as a solo pianist, collaborator, and educator.
She has performed in festivals such as the International Keyboard Institute at the Mannes School in New York, Round Top International Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, The Quartet Program, and the Las Vegas Music Festival. She is a coach and pianist at the Viola Workout during the summers in Crested Butte, Colorado (with Chapman Conservatory). She has performed with the Las Vegas Woodwind Quintet, in the Arizona Musicfest, Concert Series at St. Margret's, and with the Blackbird Music Project. She has worked with contemporary composers such as Virko Baley, John Harbison, and Zhou Long.
As founder of the Scholarship Student Showcase for the Warne Foundation (Strings Scholarships) in Orange County, California, and a guest artist for a music festival in American Samoa, Lisa is a strong advocate for music education. She is a board member for Arquetopia (Mexico), a foundation for development in music and arts and held a residency in 2013 performing in Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico. Her teaching credentials includes full-time at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as well as adjunct at the Chapman Conservatory of Music and the Orange County High School of the Arts in Southern California. Lisa has recently relocated to San Francisco where she has opened her new music studio in the South of Market area and is on the faculty at the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley, California.
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