Lisette Kielson

Affiliate Professor, Collegium Musicum

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Professional Experience

A specialist in renaissance and baroque music, Lisette Kielson is the Director of the Collegium Musicum, Bradley’s own Early Music Consort.

Lisette has performed to acclaim as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in France, New York, Chicago, and throughout the Midwest. Enthralling audiences with her innovative programming and distinctive musicianship, she has been described by the media as “sparkling with life” and with “dazzling natural technique and brilliant interpretation…performing with true character and style”.

Lisette has performed with, among others, the Lyric Opera of Chicago (stage band soloist), Baroque Band, Chicago Opera Theater, Haymarket Opera Company, Music of the Baroque, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Ars Antigua, Bella Voce, Callipygian Players, Madison Bach Musicians, New Comma Baroque, Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, and at The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University, Bradley University Faculty Series, Luther College Faculty Artist Series, Madison Early Music Festival, and Peoria Bach Festival.

Artistic Director of L’Ensemble Portique, Lisette has released recordings of Bach and Boismortier with Centaur Records as well as three CDs under her own LEP Records. Her recordings are played nationally and have received enthusiastic reviews from American Recorder, American Record Guide, and Audio Video Club of Atlanta. 

President of the American Recorder Society from 2008-2012, Lisette currently is on the faculty of the Whitewater Early Music Festival (WI), serves as Music Director of the Chicago Recorder Chapter and Associate Director of the Recorder Orchestra of the Midwest, and leads recorder workshops and master classes throughout the country. She holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in flute performance from Indiana University and a post-master’s Diploma in recorder performance from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands.