Lisa Oshima was born in Tokyo, Japan and began studying the violin at the age of four. She graduated with a soloist diploma from the Toho Gakuen School of Music College where she studied with Kenji Kobayashi. She continued her studies with Dr. Felix Andrievsky as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music where she was awarded the Yehudi Menuhin Award, Ian Stoutzker Prize and Isolde Menges Prize and graduated with distinction in 2000. She subsequently completed her studies with Thomas Zehetmair at the Graz University for music and dramatic arts. She has also been tutored by Erich Hobarth.
Lisa has won many competitions including the 18th International Violin Competition ‘Premio Rodolfo Lipizer’, the 9th International Violin Competition ‘Premio Andrea
Postacchini’, the 20th Viotti International Music Competition Valsesia, Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe String Scholarship Competition.
She regularly performs in Europe’s leading venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, the Concertgebouw, Palais Garnier, and at festivals including Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Lucerne Music Festival and Prussia Cove Music Festival.
Her London debut at Royal Festival Hall was highly commended by The Strad.
She has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician all over the world including the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Singapore, Hong- Kong, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Lisa has performed as a guest concertmaster in the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Hallé and has recorded for BBC Radio 3.
After her contract with Staats Philharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Ludwigshafen, Germany, she joined Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris in 2003.