Pianist Lisa Maresch grew up with an eclectic taste in music from playing the Japanese taiko drums, playing extravagant shows on the Las Vegas Strip, to performing classical concerts for outreach programs across the country. She has built a career as solo pianist, a collaborative pianist, and an educator.
She has performed for many festivals such as the International Keyboard Institute at the Mannes School in New York, Round Top International Music Festival in Texas, Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina, The Quartet Program in Pennsylvania, to name a few, and a guest with the Las Vegas Woodwind Quintet, Arizona Musicfest, Concert Series at St. Margret's, and the Blackbird Music Project. She has performed concerti with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, the Las Vegas Civic, the Henderson Symphony, and the Las Vegas Academy Orchestra. Lisa has premiered many contemporary pieces with the Nextet music ensemble, and most recently worked with, and performed the music of prize-winning composers such as Virko Baley, John Harbison, and Zhou Long.
As founder of the Scholarship Student Showcase for the Warne Foundation in Orange County, California, and guest pianist/lecturer for a piano festival in American Samoa, Lisa is a strong advocate for music education. Newly appointed on the Board of Directors for Arquetopia in Mexico, a nonprofit foundation for the development of music and arts, she was in residency this season in Puebla and Oaxaca, Mexico.
She was previously full-time faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as coordinator of the accompanying program, and also served as adjunct faculty at Chapman Conservatory of Music as pianist/coach and the Orange County High School of the Arts in California teaching piano and chamber music.
For additional information, please visit www.lisamaresch.webs.com.