Lisa Goddard is an active performer and teacher based in Boston. She received her Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory, and holds Bachelors degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory in violin performance and Oberlin College in biology.
An avid orchestral musician, Lisa recently joined the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and can be heard frequently with the Portland Symphony in Maine and the Boston Ballet Orchestra. She has also performed with the New World, New Haven, Cape Cod, and Atlantic Symphonies. She served as concertmaster and principal second of the Spoleto Festival USA orchestra in her second and third seasons there, and played two seasons with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Lisa takes a particular interest in contemporary music, and has completed three seasons at the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland. Both independently and as a member of NECs and Oberlin's contemporary ensembles, she has worked with and performed pieces by a number of notable and emerging composers.
Lisa is also fascinated by the roots of her instrument, and regularly performs with the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Grand Harmonie on baroque violin. She has performed with Boston Baroque, and the Handel and Haydn Society on classical and baroque instruments. Lisa is a founding member of the Emergence Quartet, a period-instrument string quartet focused on repertoire from the advent of the genre, ranging from late baroque to early romantic music.
Lisa's primary teachers include Lucy Chapman, Marilyn McDonald, David Bowlin, and William Starr. She has performed in master classes for Vadim Gluzman, Lee-Chin Siow, and members of the Takacs, Cavani, and Chiara Quartets.