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Lisa Wiedman Yancich


Lisa Wiedman Yancich


Lisa Wiedman Yancich, violinist, is a native of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and has been a member of the first violin section of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1984.

Before joining the orchestra, she did undergraduate studies at Amherst College and graduate studies at Yale University. Her main teachers include Renato Bonacini, Philip Naegele, James Buswell and Syoko Aki. Lisa also had influential coaching with Glenn Dicterow and Charlie Castleman.

Before coming to Atlanta, she played with the New Haven Symphony, The Florida West Coast Symphony and The Grand Teton Music Festival, among other music festivals. In 1982, she played with the Camerata Lysy of Gstaad, Switzerland and toured China and India under the direction of Yehudi Menhuin, just as China was opening its cultural doors to the West.

Ms. Yancich has been a guest violinist with the Baltimore, Minnesota and Cleveland Orchestras. She has been an Affiliate Artist at Emory University since 1988 and continues to pursue her passion as a teacher and chamber musician.

She has the great fortune of sharing her musical life across the stage from her husband Mark Yancich, Principal Timpanist.