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April 2021 - Sneak Peak of Liza's Song

Lynx Project shared a video that features excerpts of Liza's song "I Love You" (text by Mitchell Robins, performed by Daniel Baer, piano and Kristina Bachrach, soprano) and her interview with Lynx, in which Liza discusses her song and working with Mitchell Robins.  The full song will be performed on Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm as part of Lynx Project's Autism Advocacy Series.  Liza has been commissioned by the Lynx Project's Autism Advocacy Series to compose a new piece for voice and piano that sets text by neurodiverse authors.


February 2021 - Liza commissioned by Next Generation Trumpet Competition 

Liza has been commissioned by the Next Generation Trumpet Competition to compose a series of trumpet etudes. She will work trumpeter, Andrew Kozar, who will record the etudes. Watch the video to see Liza and Andrew discuss the pairing.

May 2020 - Liza commissioned by the Lynx Project

Liza has been commissioned by the Lynx Project's Autism Advocacy Series to compose a new piece for voice and piano that sets text by neurodiverse authors. The songs will be performed in the 2020-2021 season.

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March 2020 - Liza's Reverse Forward performed as part of Civic Orchestra's 100th Anniversary Virtual Concert.

Liza was commissioned by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for their 100th Anniversary Virtual Concert. The original concert was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and seven composers were commissioned to create new pieces both inspired by the pandemic and the Civic Orchestra’s originally scheduled performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

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See Liza discuss her piece, Reverse Foward.

February 2020 - Liza selected to speak at New Music Gathering


Liza has been selected to speak at New Music Gathering.  Due to Covid-19, the conference has been moved to online.  Liza will speak on Saturday, June 20th at 3pm CST.  She will discuss how mental health and social media impact her compositional process.


January 2020 - New York Youth Symphony Commission


Liza has been selected for the New York Youth Symphony's First Music Commissions.  The New York Youth Symphony will perform the world premiere of her new piece at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 2pm.


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August 2019 - Thirsty Ears Festival


Liza sang at Thirsty Ears Festival, Chicago's only classical music street fair, with pianist, Nathan Canfield.  They performed Debussy's Ariettes oubliées, John Adams' "This is Prophetic," and music composed specifically for her including: Walter Hilse's Psalm 27, Liza's song cycle, Skin, and the world premiere of Nathan Canfield's Wabash Valley Songs.


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July 2019 - Orchestra of St. Luke's performs world premiere of Sandia Reflections


Liza participated in the Orchestra of St. Luke's inaugural DeGaetano Composition Institute.  The Orchestra of St. Luke's performed the world premiere of her new piece, Sandia Reflections, at the DiMenna Center in New York City.


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June 2019 - Selected for Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute


Liza is one of seven composers selected for the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute.  The Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä, will perform the world premiere of her piece, Ticking Time Bomb, on January 10, 2020.


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