Flutist Alicia “Lish” Lindsey was born in South Korea and grew up in New Jersey, 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia, PA where jimmies and sprinkles are considered two different confectionery toppings. She currently resides in the heart of New York City’s Theater District. As a freelance musician she has enjoyed performing with some of the most engaging and vibrant musicians in the United States as well as in Japan, China, Italy, England, and Wales. Lish can be found performing with the Capital Philharmonic Orchestra (principal piccolo), Eastern Wind Symphony (principal flute, former principal piccolo), Sinfonietta Nova (principal piccolo), Fresh Squeezed Opera Company (core company resident flutist), One World Symphony (alto/bass flute), Rittenhouse Orchestra, the Latin-American Flute Quintet and Ensemble (bass flute, contrabass flute), and Badger.Mantis, a flute/clarinet duo with her husband, Broadway woodwind musician, Todd Groves. Lish is a ryuteki (Dragon Flute) player performing medieval Japanese court music with The Gagaku Ensemble of New York and Tenri Gagaku Society. She enthusiastically enjoyed her time as a substitute flutist for the Broadway musical, Finding Neverland (starring Matthew Morrison, Alfie Boe, Tony Yazbeck, Laura Michelle Kelly, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Kern, Paul Slade Smith) in NYC. Pop orchestra tours include Josh Groban (with Sarah McLachlan, Foy Vance, Lena Hall), soprano Sarah Brightman (with Vincent Niclo and Narcis Iustin Ianau), Il Divo , Hanson, Il Volo (Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto), Rocktopia Live (with Rob Evans, Tony Vincent, Chloe Lowery, Mairead Nesbitt), Evanesence, Celtic Thunder (Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill, Ryan Kelly, Damian McGinty), Lindsey Stirling, Strauss Symphony of America, Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration with Warren Haynes, and Video Games Live. Current adjunct applied and lecture teaching appointments include Wilkes University, New Jersey City University, CUNY Brooklyn College, Montclair State University, and Mercer County Community College. Lish returns for her fourth season teaching in Sarteano, Italy (Tuscany) with Summer Music in Tuscany (applications open 10/1/18) and for her sixth season as a clinician at the Pocono Flute Camp in East Stroudsburg, PA in late July 2019.
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