Alisa Liubarskaya

CELLO. UNITED KINGDOM/BELARUS. Artist of “Music for Peace” Project in 2014-2015

Alisa received her early musical training at the Belarus State Music College in Minsk. She started playing the cello at the age of 7 and began giving public performances soon thereafter. Among her early successes are prizes at the Heran, Beethoven and Chandos International Competitions as well as solo Concerto performance with the Belarus State Chamber Orchestra and a place for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Scheme.

Since 2007 Alisa has been studying in London under Natalia Pavlutskaya and Hélène Dautry generously supported by the Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Robert McFadzean Whyte and Albert Cooper Trust. During 2012 Alisa has been a member of Southbank Sinfonia and most recently has been invited as a Guest Section Principal with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and a member of Covent Garden Soloists.

As well as multiple funding awards to support her Undergraduate and Masters degrees, Alisa has received first prizes at the Vivian Joseph Concerto Competition, Vera Kantrovic, Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Competitions. She has also been awarded John Thompson, Cavatina Chamber Music Prizes and Barbirolli Memorial Prize for Cellists. Her most recent performances including solo concerto performances with Southbank Sinfonia, Trinity Laban Sinfonia, Canterbury Symphony Orchestra as well as chamber music recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, St Martins in the Fields, Warwick and Leeds University Halls, Jaqueline du Pre Music Building in Oxford and AdrianBoult Hall in Birmingham.

Alisa took part in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Torleif Thedeen, Karine Georgian, Bernard Greenhouse, Aleksander Ivashkin, Roel Dieltiens, Leonid Gorokhov and Patrick Demenga.