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 regularly performs with the Capital Philharmonic Orchestra (principal piccolo), Eastern Wind Symphony (principal flute, former principal piccolo), Sinfonietta Nova (principal piccolo), Random Access Music (resident flute/ryūteki player), Queens New Music Festival, the Endless Mountain Music Festival, Philadelphia Virtuosi, Riverside Symphonia, Composer's Voice (MNN TV Network), Centre Park Flute Ensemble (contrabass flute), UpTown Flutes, Exit 4 Wind Quintet, and Badger.Mantis, a flute/clarinet duo with her husband, Broadway woodwind musician and Grammy winner, Todd Groves.
Lish is the director and ryūteki (Dragon Flute) specialist performing medieval Japanese court music with The Gagaku Ensemble of New York and has performed/studied with the 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, and Wilkes University. Lish is also a Teaching Artist with the American Composers Orchestra and Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
Past university positions include Montclair State University, The College of New Jersey, Mercer County Community College, and Camden County Community College.
Lish taught for four seasons in Sarteano (Italy) with Summer Music in Tuscany, was a clinician at the Pocono Flute Camp in East Stroudsburg, PA for six summers, and a presenter for Midori and Friends.
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