Lisa Rogers, who grew up in Denver, Colorado, first played piano, viola and flute before discovering the horn as her instrument at age 14. She began her music studies at the University of Colorado (Boulder) with Michael Thornton, where she received a scholarship and won the university concerto competition, something no horn player had ever accomplished before. At the age of 19, she took her first position as 3rd horn in the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 21, she began master’s studies with Jerome Ashby at the Manhattan School of Music in New York on full scholarship. There she became a founding member of the woodwind quintet Aeros. Immediately after graduation, she auditioned for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, where she played as coordinating principal horn from 2006-2010.
Lisa Rogers has been living in Germany since 2010. After an engagement as assistant principal horn with the Symphonic Orchestra of the City of Heidelberg, she joined the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra as principal horn in 2012. Since 2014 she has been a lecturer for horn at the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy in Düsseldorf and since 2021 she has been a lecturer at the Beethoven Conservatorium in Tegelen.