Chair for the British Flute Society
Artist for Yamaha Classical UK and Canada
Professor at Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Flute Teacher at Oakham School and King Henry VIII, UK
Past Specialist Flute Tutor at Wells Cathedral School 2001-17
Birthday: 30 June
Status: Married to Alex Crutchley
Hometown: Namao, near Edmonton, Canada
Present Home Market Harborough, England

Other experience:  ADJUDICATOR for ProCorda Chamber Music Festival, British Flute Society Performers’ Competition
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama,  Music Festivals in Bromley, Leicester, Leigh on Sea, Edmonton (Canada) and Marlborough College

MUSICAL THEATRE Lead in Anne of Green Gables and Mame (musicals), cast member of Godspell and Chicago, vocals with Swing’s the Thing Big Band, Vocal and Dramatic Studies at University of Alberta and The Royal Conservatorium in The Netherlands

Instagram  @LAtheDUCK
Musicians’ Union, UK
British Flute Society Council
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Lisa Nelsen is internationally recognised for her versatility as a flute soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, educator and mentor in performance practices. She’s grateful for the initial support from Yamaha Music UK a year ago, which instigated a series of online features for their artists. These appearances were a precursor to the explosion of artistic ideas that flooded the internet! During this past year, she has also been part of the highly successful online presence of the British Flute Society as Chair. Keeping as much community inclusivity as possible, Lisa led live sessions in flute and performance classes, as well as host events...including the BFS Performers Competition...and “100 Days of Practice” TWICE.

Her performances to live audiences include those with Continuum Ensembl: the Swept Away series in 2015 at London’s King’s Place were wonderfully received, and she was dubbed “...a flautist and a half...” by The Times. Her flute and harp duo with Eleanor Turner, Aquilae, has performed to packed audiences across the UK. She is a member of The Harborough Collective, a chamber ensemble led by internationally acclaimed violinist David Le Page, and is a founding member of Enigma14 with cellist Julian Metzger and pianist Paul Turner. Lisa gives concerts and masterclasses in venues across the UK, Canada, the United States, and Hong Kong.  In 2019, Lisa was asked to become Chair for the Council of the British Flute Society.  She is a Professor at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music in London, teaching flute and coaching wind chamber groups and the orchestral winds and has been the Specialist Flute Tutor at Wells Cathedral School for more than 15 years.  Lisa is extremely proud to be an artist for Yamaha Classical Division International, playing on her 14k 900Series flute. She grew up on a pig farm in Western Canada, and fed on all kinds of music, from opera to rock to jazz. She makes many venues her stage, and thrives on sharing the energy that performances can generate. 

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