Lisa Albrecht

Trombone, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra

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Bio

Lisa Albrecht serves as Second Trombonist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she received the Remington Scholarship and Performer’s Certificate. Albrecht has also held positions with the Minnesota Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and Honolulu Symphony. For several years she served as Assistant Principal Trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. She has also performed with the orchestras of Los Angeles, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Buffalo, St. Petersburg (Russia), American Symphony, Mostly Mozart Festival, Lucerne Festival, Czech National Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie.  Ms. Albrecht’s chamber music affiliations include Summit Brass, Burning River Brass, Proteus 7, Excelsior Trombone Ensemble, and Hohenfels Posaunenquartett.  Her early music credits include performances with Rebel Baroque Orchestra, New York Collegium, Spiritus Collective, and Early Music New York. She has also enjoyed musical collaborations with the modern dance companies of Martha Graham, Mark Morris, and Eric Hawkins, as well as with the American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet; opera credits include Glimmerglass, Santa Fe Opera, New York City Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera. 

A New York-based freelancer for 15 years, she performed in over 20 Broadway productions, among them: Candide, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, The Lion King, The Music Man, Hairspray, Urinetown, Nine, Fiddler on the Roof, The Three Penny Opera, A Chorus Line, and Spamalot.  Other commercial credits include performances with such legendary performers as Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Cassandra Wilson, The Manhattan Transfer, Wynton Marsalis, Elvis Costello, Barry Manilow, Bernadette Peters, Julie Andrews, Ute Lemper, Chita Rivera, Audra MacDonald, and Eartha Kitt.

A frequent recitalist and clinician, Albrecht has been a soloist with the Jupiter Symphony Players, the International Trombone Festival, Lieksa Brass Week (Finland), Eastern Trombone Workshop, and the New York Brass Conference. She has served on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.  

An avid hiker and climber, Lisa has been spotted in high places from the Andes to the Alps and the Adirondacks.  She is a licensed wilderness guide and an Adirondack 46er.