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), Random Access Music, the Endless Mountain Music Festival, Philadelphia Virtuosi, Fresh Squeezed Opera Company (core company resident flutist), One World Symphony (alto/bass flute), Centre Park Flute Ensemble (contrabass flute), The Socially Distant Orchestra, and Badger.Mantis, a flute/clarinet duo with her husband, Broadway woodwind musician, Todd Groves.
Lish is a ryūteki (Dragon Flute) specialist 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, Narcis Iustin Ianău, Yoshiki), Il Divo , Hanson, Il Volo (Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto), Rocktopia Live (with Rob Evans, Tony Vincent, Chloe Lowery, Mairead Nesbitt), Evanescence, Celtic Thunder (Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill, Ryan Kelly, Damian McGinty), violinist Lindsey Stirling, Strauss Symphony of America, Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration with Warren Haynes, and Video Games Live.
Current adjunct applied flute and music lecture teaching appointments include Columbia University (Japanese Gagaku Ensemble), CUNY Brooklyn College, New Jersey City University, Wilkes University, and Ethical Culture Fieldston School. Former positions include Montclair State University, The College of New Jersey, Mercer County Community College, and Camden County Community College.
Lish returned to Italy for her fourth season teaching in Sarteano (Tuscany) with Summer Music in Tuscany in 2019 and completed her sixth season as a clinician at the Pocono Flute Camp in East Stroudsburg, PA in July 2019 and even though both events were postponed in 2020 and 2021, she hopes to return in 2023!
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