Lisa Sutton is a native of Vancouver. For many years she was a principal player with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as well as associate concertmaster with the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a member of the Primavera Trio. Previously, she was a member of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. She holds a master of music degree from Yale University, and studied there with Broadus Erle, Syoko Aki and Szymon Goldberg.