Lisa grew up in Maryland and moved to North Carolina for college. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNC-Greensboro, and has been teaching school orchestra at Holly Shelter Middle School for about five years.
When asked what attracts her to performing in the Wilmington Symphony she says, “I missed performing in a professional ensemble when I first moved to Wilmington. The symphony allows me to continue practicing the violin and perform challenging repertoire with other professionals.”
She was influenced to become a musician by her public and private school music teachers. About her own teaching, she says, “The life lessons students receive through music education are so important. I try to pass on a passion for music to my students every day.”
In 2014 Ms. Gattuso was chosen by WWAY as their Teacher of the Week. See the video and article here: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2014/01/14/teacher-of-the-week-lisa-gattuso
In addition to her time in the Wilmington Symphony, Lisa performs with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra as well as weddings and events throughout Wilmington.
In addition to playing orchestra concerts, many of the WSO musicians also provide music for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, anniversaries and birthdays. Many also offer offer private music instruction for both school-age and adult students — please contact each player individually with contact information provided on their biography page.
Mary Jo White
Typical groupings of instruments include string trios and quartets (violin, viola, cello), brass groups (trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba), and woodwind ensembles (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon). Musicians also serve as soloists at special occasions such as:
• HOLIDAY GATHERINGS
• CORPORATE EVENTS
• SOCIAL EVENTS
• DINNER PARTIES
• MEMORIAL SERVICES
• BABY SHOWERS
• and more!