Liliana Garlisi graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance. She is honored to be on the faculty at The Fine Arts Association, where she received her foundational musical training.
An accomplished pianist, Ms. Garlisi has won several piano competitions in Ohio and Florida. She has performed as a piano concerto soloist with the Kent State University Orchestra, the Bluewater Chamber Orchestra, and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra as a result of winning their respective Concerto Competitions. She has extensive performance experience as a soloist and collaborative pianist. Ms. Garlisi also graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Preparatory Department, where she studied piano, music theory, and chamber music, and received the Outstanding Theory Award. She teaches students of all ages and levels and believes music should be both educational and enjoyable. Therefore, she teaches a variety of musical styles according to her students’ interests. She believes a solid foundation in music theory is the basis for successful musicianship in any musical genre.
As a harpist, Ms. Garlisi began performing professionally in 2009. At age 13, she became a harpist for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and performed at Severance Hall. Ms. Garlisi was also a harpist for the Kent State University Orchestra and the Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra, with which she performed on tour at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She has performed at several other notable venues in Florida and Ohio, including Artis—Naples, the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel, the Cleveland Ritz Carlton, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, and the Willoughby Lexus Center. Her repertoire is diverse in genre, including classical, popular, film, hymn, rock, oldies, and folk music.