1.      What’s your first musical memory?

I remember my parents taking me as a toddler to see the Philadelphia Orchestra perform in Connecticut. The concert included The Love for Three Oranges by Prokofiev and in my memory there were clowns dancing around on stage.

2.      What’s the next song queued on your music player?

In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

3.      Does your instrument have an name and what is it?

I have 3 violins that I play regularly. The youngest is #707 by Vermont luthier Douglas Cox. I named it Lola (turn 707 upside down!)

4.      Who’s your biggest inspiration?

Yehudin Menuhin. I read his books over and over, especially when I am going through a rough patch with my violin playing

5.      What is your most frequently asked question?

“Can you play Devil Went Down to Georgia?” (the answer is no)

“Are you related to Lou?”

6.      Who would play you in the film of your life? 

Catherine Keener

Leia the Dachsund7.      What is your least appealing habit? 

Kissing Leia the Dachshund on the mouth

8.  What is your favorite food? 


9.  What is your favorite word?  


10.  What is your guiltiest pleasure?  

Watching Law and Order SVU weekend marathons

11.  Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? 

Jimmy Carter & Maya Angelou

Lisa Ferrigno has served as Concertmaster of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra since 1999. A native of New England, she received her early musical training at the New England Conservatory and holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and The Florida State University.  Ms. Ferrigno has appeared frequently as soloist with the Brevard Symphony. She has also performed concertos with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Trujillo and Orquesta Camara del Festival Internacional Bach in Perú, as well as with the Florida Symphony and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestras. As a chamber musician and recitalist, Ms. Ferrigno has performed in festivals throughout the United States and internationally in Perú, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany.  Continue Reading...