Lisa Bucknell
2023, 2022 UK

Lisa Bucknell

Viola

Freelance – London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra; Guest Violist – United Strings of Europe

Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Royal College of Music, London

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Lisa is a versatile violist, and enjoys a varied career as a guest artist with chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the UK and abroad. She has enjoyed trials with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and performs regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Birmingham Royal Ballet. As a chamber musician, Lisa has collaborated with the Sacconi Quartet and Manchester Collective, is the principal solo violist for The Opera Story, and performed in the Alan Bennett play Untold Stories at the National Theatre and on the West End.  

Lisa also regularly plays for TV and film sessions, and has recorded for shows and films including Doctor Who, The Crown, Call the Midwife, Enola Holmes, and Emma.

Lisa holds both an Artist Diploma and a Master of Performance with Distinction from the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Simon Rowland-Jones. During this time, she was supported by the Richard Carne Trust, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, the Tait Memorial Trust, and the Clemence Charitable Trust, for which she is endlessly grateful.

Last updated 2023