The Polish/New Zealand principal flutist of the Auckland Chamber Orchestra began her musical training in Poland with Anna Kolarz and Barbara Mazurkiewicz continuing years later studies at the Wroclaw Academy of Music with the renowned prof. Jerzy Mrozik. While still a student at Wroclaw she won a scholarship to work closely with previous principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, James Walker at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, USA. She also spent intensive solo and orchestral studies with Jean Claude Gerard at the Die Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart in 1995.
A year later, in 1996, she was selected to be a member of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra performing in many prestigious venues in Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands.
As an active player Ms. Lis has won prizes at the flute and young artist competitions in Szczecinek, Olsztyn, Wroclaw, Duszniki Zdroj, Enschede, Chicago, Carmel California and Los Angeles.
Her honours include a prize of the Jan Adolf Górecki Scholarship, Leni Febland Scholarship, Fryderyk Chopin Scholarship, Titi Najera Mason Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship and Paul Owen McLarand Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship.
Adrianna Lis has collaborated as orchestra musician and soloist with many symphonic ensembles including, the Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra "Leopoldinum", Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, Junge Internationale Orchestra Akademie, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Idyllwild Arts Summer Festival Orchestra, Aberdeen Festival Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Auckland Chamber Orchestra and Bach Musica NZ.
Ms. Lis has appeared in solo recitals and performed in chamber groups for various musical and cultural organizations worldwide including Poland, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, England, Slovakia, Austria, New Zealand and Malaysia.