Park Lane Group Young Artist


Bach – Movements from Suite No 6
Lisney – ScordaturA for Solo Cello
Britten – Suite for Cello

Joy Lisney Cello


Joy Lisney is a British cellist, conductor and composer, who performed with particular success in the PLG Young Artists Series last April in St John’s Smith Square and who will perform in a PLG Wigmore Hall concert on 7 February next year. She has enjoyed collaborations with artists including Dame Emma Kirkby, Alexander Baillie (PLG Alumnus), the Allegri and Wihan Quartets and also performs regularly in duo with her father James Lisney (PLG Alumnus). Venues for duo recitals have included Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and St. John’s Smith Square. In 2014, she performed all five Beethoven cello sonatas in a single concert in a tour concluding with a sold-out performance at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room.

As a composer, her first string quartet was premiered by the Arditti Quartet (PLG Alumni) and she has since won the Ralph Vaughan Williams and Sir Arthur Bliss Prizes. Sbe is Composer in Residence at Cambridge University Music Society for 2016-17. She is currently completing her PhD in Composition at King’s College Cambridge, supported by the AHRC and will be an Honorary Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar for the duration. Her most recent premiere was Thread of the Infinite, performed by Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra directed by Thomas Gould on 13th May at West Road Concert Hall. Joy Lisney is also the founder and conductor of the Seraphin Chamber Orchestra, a string orchestra which combines the best players of Cambridge University with young professionals. Joy Lisney plays on a Seraphin violoncello belonging to Beare Violins and is supported by the Hattori Foundation.