Lisa Chou



Born in Taiwan, Lisa immigrated with her family to Auckland in 1995. At age 14, she made her debut with the Academy Orchestra of Auckland in New Zealand and Australia playing Mendelssohn Piano Concerto no.1.

Under the guidance of Associate Professor Rae de Lisle, Lisa completed Masters in Performance with First Class Honours at the University of Auckland.

Lisa pursued further studies in Vienna from 2009, where she lived, studied and worked as a performing musician for over six years. During this time, she had the privilege of learning privately from acclaimed pianist and scholar Paul Badura Skoda.

Upon returning to New Zealand, Lisa became immersed as an educator and worked as a private piano tutor at the Napier Girls High School in 2016.

As well as teaching, Lisa engages passionately as a chamber musician and is a member of the collective Ensemble East; with the objective of benefiting the communities in which they live in through active music-making.