Lisa began her journey on the violin at the age of 8 and since that time, she has earned degrees in performance from both the University of Akron and Stony Brook University.
Lisa is an active performer and has been invited to perform in the WMP Strad for Lunch concert series, the Edith Brenner Memorial Concert Series, The Rising Stars Concert Series in Bellport, NY, Faust Harrison Pianos, and at the Custer Observatory Chamber Music Series, in Southold, NY to name a few. Respectively, she has also had the wonderful opportunity to perform with the late Marvin Hamlisch, Randy Newman, Julianne Moore, Johnathan Haas, Marvin Stamm, and Bill Mays.
In 2015, Lisa founded the ensemble, The Red Door Chamber Players. The collective is a blend of strings, guitar, piano, organ and voice and are dedicated to bringing high quality performances throughout the tri-state area and beyond. They have been recognized for their fun, approachable style of music making. In the beginning of 2020, the ensemble received a grant from the Huntington Arts Council to launch their educational program named Red Door Chamber Partners Educational Program. The program aimed to give selected student and adult string players chamber music performance opportunities while also receiving hours of free coaching sessions from members of The Red Door Chamber Players.
As a freelance violinist has collaborated with Rhymes With Opera, Luminous Sounds, The Hampton Festival Orchestra, Vari Musicisti and is a member of Symphony Orchestra of The America’s. She has also played with the Mansfield Symphony, The New Jersey Philharmonic, for The Akron ballet and on the 2018/19 productions of Fun Home and South Pacific at The Smithtown Performing Arts Center on Long Island. Lisa enjoys studio work and can be heard on albums by Julian Kerins, White Flash, and The New Students to name a few.
Lisa believes in what a positive and encouraging musical education can do for a young mind. In July 2019, Mrs. Casal-Galietta was a featured artist on, The Music Educator Podcast, hosted by violist, Gregory Childress. The series brings light to some very important topics through the stories and experiences of professional musicians. You can listen to her episode titled, When Hard Work & Community Lead to a Thriving Career with Lisa Casal_Galietta, on iTunes. Lisa continues to balance her passion for performance with a love of teaching the next generation of young violinists. She has a private studio of wonderful young violinists, has served as adjunct violin faculty at Suffolk Community College in Selden, NY and has been a teacher at The East End School of the Arts in Riverhead, NY since 2012.