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“Liesa is positioned to take the music world by storm. [With] scintillating hot looks and sizzling music…she looks to be on the verge of becoming the next big Canadian Diva.”
The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, Canada
Review of Norman’s performance with Vertigo, (now called Beatthief).

“From here to eternity, the beautiful blonde has never been hotter…with funky pizzazz and an enthralling sound, Liesa made the flute sing with her creative style…”
The Toronto Star, Toronto, Canada
Review of Norman’s performance

“Classical beauty Liesa Norman plays a mean flute!”
Flag Live, Flagstaff, Arizona
Review of Norman’s performance

“…a vivacious and invigorating performance by flutist Liesa Norman.”
Sound Foundations, Canada
Review of Norman’s performance of Chant de Linos by Jolivet.

“Liesa Norman, the busy club and concert-hall flautist…can bring down any house.”
The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, Canada
Review of Norman’s performance of her own composition.

“Classical Flutist Liesa Norman played…and delighted the audience”
Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Canada
Review of Norman’s performance

“[Vertigo’s] musical fusion of classical, jazz and hip-hop…burns up the stage. …this new mix of music will get you moving out of your seats and onto the floor.”
Sensations, Vancouver, Canada
Review of Vertigo’s performance, (now called Beatthief).

“Liesa raised hair, music and fashion for the Kids’ Hospital, her performance was tasteful yet exciting…making you yearn for more.”
The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, Canada
Review of Norman’s performance

“…Liesa Norman gave a riveting performance that was both cool and classy”
Arizona Daily Sun, Arizona, U.S.A.
Review of Norman’s Performance

- Various papers and magazines


New full lenght CD as well as 2 videos to be released in 2007.



Liesa Norman is an accomplished flutist who holds a doctorate in flute performance from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Norman has been hailed as “…becoming the next big Canadian Diva.” The Vancouver Sun.
She has performed with the Vancouver Symphony and numerous chamber ensembles throughout North America. Liesa has also been featured on CBC radio and television, Vancouver television, CJRT radio Toronto and City T.V., in Canada as well as KNAU radio, KRON 4 television in the USA and the BBC in the UK. At the same time, Liesa is a model and actress who you may have seen on one of several international runways, or on many movie and television sets.
Liesa started her multi-faceted career in Toronto where she received her bachelors and masters degrees in music and has since performed and recorded in Canada and the United States. She is a co-founder and member of the eclectic ensemble Forbidden Flutes, which performs and records a variety of works ranging from classical to modern, including contemporary film music, funky jazz arrangements and newly commissioned works.
Liesa has toured in Canada and the U.S.A. and will be featured at the Painted Sky Music Festival for the fourth consecutive year in Arizona. She was also a featured artist at the National Flute Convention in Nashville, USA in August 2004. Last fall, Liesa recorded with the UK band Little Sparta in London, England and for Carl Fischer music publishing company in the U.S.A. Ms Norman has given masterclasses and recitals throughout North America, most recently, at Florida State University in January 2005. Ms. Norman has performed in some of the largest venues in Canada including The Commodore, Canada Place, Roy Thompson Hall, and the Orpheum. She has also performed in concerts featuring guest artists such as Michael Buble, Barney Bental, Colin James, Richard Margison, Benjamin Butterfield, Paul Edmund Davies, Robert Aitken, Ransom Wilson, Paula Robison and Paul Horn.
Liesa also works as a composer and jazz arranger; her works are classically inspired yet filled with jazz and contemporary overtones. She has recently finished writing and recording flute music for a wilderness television soundtrack with UK producer Tim Gully. Currently she is working on the soundtrack for a TV show in Vancouver Canada. Last fall, Liesa composed the score for the award winning feature film “What If Drugs Were Legal” for BBC television in the UK.
Ms. Norman is a founding member of the genre-crossing, “organic house” band Beatthief. Liesa’s idea for this band was inspired, in part, by her doctoral thesis on “Music of Fusion in the 21st Century,” as a result of which she searched for a different way to create a new, enigmatic genre.
Outside the musical performance arena, Liesa writes as a music journalist/critic for the Canadian e-zine
Liesa Norman pushes the boundaries of classical music with a highly virtuosic and entertaining repertoire that is current and enticing. She is a passionate musician whose performances energize and inspire audiences everywhere.