Lisa Byrnes


A native of Northern California, Lisa Byrnes currently plays Associate Principal Flute with the Utah Symphony. She serves on the faculty of the University of Utah as adjunct Associate Professor of Flute and has also served on the faculty at Brigham Young University. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. She earned her Master of Music degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and studied with Timothy Day. Prior to playing with the Utah Symphony, Lisa was a member of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Wilson-Thomas. She also held the position of Principal Flute with the San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theatre as well as the Sarasota Opera Company. She has performed in summer music festivals including the Tanglewood Institute, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Chautauqua Music Festival and the International Music Festival in Evian, France. Lisa has also enjoyed performing as a concert soloist with several orchestras throughout her career. One of her passions is playing and coaching chamber music, and she has served on the faculty at Humboldt State University Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop for 25 years. She has led an active chamber music life performing with groups including the Left Coast Ensemble, Alternate Currents, Nova Chamber Series, Intermezzo Chamber Series, Three Fish, and a Scorpion and the faculty series Sundays@7.

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