Lisa Beznosiuk


Born: August 20, 1956
Trained at the Guildhall School of Music in London, Lisa Beznosiuk became a favorite flutist of English period-instrument groups, bringing a degree of warmth to an instrument that other Baroque specialists tended to mechanically approach. Beznosiuk studied modern flute with Kathryn Lukas and Baroque flute with Stephen Preston. She made her solo debut in London in 1983 and as a member of that city's pool of freelance early music specialists, she performed and recorded widely with the English Baroque Soloists, the Academy of Ancient Music, and the English Concert. She helped found the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and joined the London Classical Players in 1992 as principal flute. She also performed as a recitalist with the likes of lutenist Nigel North, harpsichordist Maggie Cole, and cellist Richard Tunnicliffe, her husband. One of Beznosiuk's most-notable recordings is of Mozart's G major concerto with conductor Christopher Hogwood, which for its fluency, nuance, and spirit holds its own against recordings by more famous virtuosi. Beznosiuk teaches at several conservatories in the London area.