Lisa Boyko joined The Cleveland Orchestra in 1991, after serving as a member of the New Orleans Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Born in Cleveland and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Ms. Boyko studied for two years in Vienna at the Musikgymnasium and the Hochschule für Musik. In 1985, she received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), where she was a student of Robert Vernon.
Ms. Boyko appeared as alumni soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra in the Cleveland premiere of Darius Milhaud’s Concertino d’été and continues to perform regularly in solo recitals and chamber music concerts. She serves on the faculty at CIM and Case Western Reserve University and has taught at the Encore School for Strings in Hudson, Ohio and the Masterworks Festival in Spartanburg, SC.
Ms. Boyko is a founding member of the Cleveland Chamber Collective, and is active in local organizations that support and promote music and arts education. She has held board positions with the CIM Alumni Association, the Ohio Viola Society, and Inlet Dance Theatre. In her spare time, she is an avid gardener who also enjoys reading and traveling.