Lisa Kawai

Lisa Kawai

March 2015

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Lisa began learning the piano at the age of 4. Due to her father’s work, she spent her childhood in Toronto, Tokyo and Sydney and has learnt from many teachers in that time. Through her senior years in high school and university, she learnt from Anthony Baldwin, Elizabeth Jones and Gordon Watson. She obtained her LMusA shortly after graduating from Sydney University with a Science degree, majoring in Pure Mathematics. She then got married and her husband’s job took her back to Tokyo where she had three children and not much time to play the piano. In 2006 she and her family moved to the Highlands where she has rediscovered the joy of playing the piano. She enjoys the opportunities to play in chamber music groups, perform piano concertos with local orchestras, to accompany other instrumentalists and her piano lessons with mentor Trevor Noffke. She has also started learning the cello and is grateful for the local orchestras (Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra and Highlands Sinfonia) to let her join. She feels privileged to play and perform with a wide variety of musicians to warm and appreciative audiences and loves all the music in the Highlands.