The Kennedy Center
Lisa Emenheiser

Lisa Emenheiser
Regularly Engaged Extra Musician

Lisa Emenheiser is one of Washington, D.C.'s most highly regarded pianists. She has been performing with the National Symphony Orchestra for the past 25 years.  A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Emenheiser has performed in recital at Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall and has appeared in many venues in DC, including the National Gallery, Phillips Collection, Smithsonian Institution, and the Kennedy Center.  Her performances have earned high praise from esteemed critics, including those of the New York Times and the Washington Post.  Ms. Emenheiser has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, the Fairfax Symphony, the McLean Orchestra, and was one of the featured piano soloists at the Kennedy Center's Piano 2000 Festival.   She was also a soloist for the Kennedy Center's "Journey to America" Festival, and the NSO's "Composer Portrait:  Mozart."   An established chamber musician, Ms. Emenheiser has performed across the United States, as well as many international venues, including performances with some of the world's most renowned artists.  She is also an avid performer of contemporary music, and is pianist for the 21st Century Consort and Opus 3 Trio.  Ms. Emenheiser has recorded for Pro Arte, VAI Audio, Centaur, Arabesque, Delos, AUR, and Cascades labels.  Lisa has appeared on national television as an expert artist commentator and performer in the PBS documentary entitled "Exploring Your Brain".  A committed teacher, Lisa holds a private studio in her home and has represented the NSO on various occasions by teaching master classes and serving as piano instructor for numerous cultural exchange liaisons. 

Contact Information

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Phone: 202-416-8100
    Fax: 202-416-8105

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210