Liisa Randalu was born in Tallinn (Estonia) and grew up in Karlsruhe. She studied viola with Professor Roland Glassl in Frankfurt am Main and with Professor Friedemann Weigle at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. Masterclasses with Michael Kugel, Hariolf Schlichtig and Thomas Riebl rounded off her studies.
Liisa Randalu has won several first prizes at international competitions and is a guest at festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Heidelberger Frühling music festival. She is a scholarship holder of the non-profit Hertie Foundation, the Villa Musica in Mainz and the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Since 2016 she has been teaching at the Academy of Music in Tallinn as a visiting lecturer.
As a member of the Schumann Quartet she makes regular appearances at all major concert venues and festivals worldwide. Among other things, the ensemble won the Jürgen Ponto Prize in 2014 and the BBC Music Magazine’s Newcomer Award in 2016. From 2016 onwards the Schumann Quartet will be giving concerts in the USA as part of a three-year residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York. The quartet’s chamber music partners include artists such as Sabine Meyer, Menahem Pressler, Nicolas Altstaedt and Albrecht Mayer. The Schumann Quartet is represented by the Impresariat Simmenauer in Berlin.