Artist Hyperion Records
Beznosiuk, Lisa (flute)

Lisa Beznosiuk (flute)

Born in England of Ukranian/Irish descent Lisa Beznosiuk is one of the worlds leading performers on early flutes. In her dual capacities as soloist and orchestral principal, she has travelled throughout Europe, Asia and North and South America, playing a wide range of 18th- and 19th-century repertoire with some of its finest interpreters.

She trained at the Guildhall School of Music in London where she developed a great interest and love for the wooden flute and it’s music, studying with Stephen Preston and also found herself busy playing harpsichord continuo.

The considerable enthusiastic critiques Lisa receives for her live and recorded performances regularly cite her 'real musical intelligence' (Goldberg) and beauty of tone in particular ('warmest, woodiest and most alluring of them all' BBC Music Magazine).

Her recordings include the complete Handel Flute Sonatas for Hyperion ('laser-accurate articulation and her blissfully precise intonation' Early Music Today), Vivaldi’s Op 10 Concerti for DG which was chosen as the preferred choice on Radio 3’s Building a Library, Mozart’s Flute Concertos (Decca), several versions of Bach’ Suite in B minor and his Fifth Brandenburg Concerto.

Most significantly, her 2002 release of the complete Bach Flute Sonatas also for Hyperion was hailed as the 'prime recommendation' for the works and as 'an outstanding achievement', demonstrating an 'expressive and technical virtuosity of the highest order' by BBC Music Magazine. The Independent described this recording as 'a perfect example of Beznosiuk’s dark, sweet tone and understated musicianship' and it recently received another 5 star recommendation from Goldberg Magazine.

Concerto appearances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment have prompted press comment praising her 'absolutely scintillating performance' with 'pearly tone and breathtaking virtuosity' (The Times). Her playing in the OAE at Glyndebourne Opera was labelled a 'truly magic flute'.

Lisa is well known as a recitalist, her partners having included harpsichordists Paul Nicholson, Maggie Cole, Malcolm Proud and Richard Egarr; lutenists Nigel North, Paula Chateauneuf and Elizabeth Kenny; her violinist brother Pavlo Beznosiuk; her husband, cellist and gambist Richard Tunnicliffe; flautist Stephen Preston and gambist Sarah Cunningham. She has also appeared with Hausmusik London, Convivium (formerly Locatelli Trio) and Trio Sonnerie.

As a valued principal player over many years in some of Englands best period instrument orchestras (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Concert, English Baroque Soloists, Academy of Ancient Music, London Classical Players) she also features prominently on many discs of orchestral music from Bach to Brahms.

Lisa enjoys teaching and is professor of early flutes at London’s Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She holds an international reputation as a teacher and coach, and many of her former students are now successful and well-known flautists.

She lives in London with husband Richard Tunnicliffe and their daughter Luba.

Albums

Bach: The Complete Flute Sonatas & the attributions
CDD220772CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Favourite Baroque Classics
CDH55020Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Flute Music 16th & 17th century
CDH55096Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Handel: 20 Sonatas Op 1
CDS44411/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Handel: The Complete Flute Sonatas
CDA67278
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201410Download-only monthly sampler

Complete works available for download

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Partita in A minor, BWV1013
Sonata in A major, BWV1032with Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Sonata in B minor, BWV1030with Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Sonata in C major, BWV1033with Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)
Sonata in E flat major, BWV1031with Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Sonata in E major, BWV1035with Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)
Sonata in E minor, BWV1034with Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)
Sonata in G minor, BWV1020with Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Trio Sonata in G major, BWV1039with Rachel Brown (flute), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)
THOMAS CRECQUILLON (c1505-c1557)
Content desir a 3with Nancy Hadden (flute), Janet See (flute)
NICOLAS GOMBERT (c1495-c1560)
En espoir d'avoir mieulxwith Nancy Hadden (flute), Janet See (flute), Rachel Beckett (flute)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
Flute Sonata in A minor 'Halle Sonata No 1', HWV374with Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in A minor 'Halle Sonata No 1', HWV374with Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in B minor 'Halle Sonata No 3', HWV376with Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in B minor 'Halle Sonata No 3', HWV376with Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in B minor, HWV367bwith Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in B minor, HWV367bwith Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in D major, HWV378with Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in E minor 'Halle Sonata No 2', HWV375with Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in E minor 'Halle Sonata No 2', HWV375with Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in E minor, HWV359bwith Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in E minor, HWV359bwith Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in E minor, HWV379with Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in E minor, HWV379with Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in G major, HWV363bwith Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
Flute Sonata in G major, HWV363bwith Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord/virginals)
PAUL HOFHAIMER (1459-1537)
Ach Lieb mit Leidwith Nancy Hadden (flute), Janet See (flute), Rachel Beckett (flute)
CLÉMENT JANEQUIN (c1485-1558)
Or vien çawith Nancy Hadden (flute), Janet See (flute), Rachel Beckett (flute)
LUDWIG SENFL (1486-1543)
Taundernakenwith Nancy Hadden (flute), Janet See (flute), Rachel Beckett (flute)
Was wird es doch des wunders nochwith Nancy Hadden (flute), Janet See (flute), Edward Beckett (flute)
CLAUDIN DE SERMISY (1490-1562)
De vous servirwith Nancy Hadden (flute), Janet See (flute), Rachel Beckett (flute), Andrew Lawrence-King (harp)
Elle veult doncwith Nancy Hadden (flute), Janet See (flute), Rachel Beckett (flute)