Lissy Abreu Ruiz was born in Havana, Cuba. In 2014 she graduated for her Soloist Diploma degree at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm under the guidance of prof. Henryk Kowalski. In 2011 she graduated for Masters in solo performance and chamber music at the renowned Edsberg Slott Institute also part of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm under the guidance of prof. Per Enoksson and Mats Zetterqvist. She also studied shortly at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne for prof. Svetlana Makarova.
She has attended to numerous international Master Classes with professors like: Milan Vitek, Dora Schwarzberg, Philippe Graffin, Igor Ozim, Gerhard Schulz, Mi-Kyung Lee, Pavel Vernikov, Svetlana Makarova, Ulf Wallin, Massimo Quarta and Antje Weithaas.
She has received numerous scholarships awards including Konstnärsnämden Arbetstsipendie, Längmanska Kulturfonden, Freemasons Stiftelse Jubelårsfonden & S:t Eriks, Royal Academy of Music Stockholm Scholarship, Willinska Stiftelsen, Petersenska Hemmet Sftiftelsen, Royal Academy of Arts Stockholm, Eduard Magnus and Marianne & Ary Paleys Stipendiefond.
Ms. Abreu performs regularly as a soloist and in different chamber music constellations.The acclaimed Duo Abreu Sisters was founded 2005 with her sister and guitarist Ariadna Abreu Ruiz. Duo Abreu Sisters had a Swedish tour in 2012 in collaboration with the chamber music association Musik i Syd. Duo Abreu Sisters performs regularly in prestigious halls in both Sweden and Cuba. With Serbian pianist and friend Natasa Penezic she formed Duo Abreu-Penezic year 2010 and short after they had a debut concert at Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade and several concerts around Serbia.
As an orchestra musician Ms. Abreu has a vast experience there she is invited as regular guest player in world top orchestras like Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Orquestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, between others. From 2014 to 2016 Ms. Abreu was on full contract with Orquestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, OPL under the leading of chef conductor Gustavo Gimeno including several international tours and wonderful orchestra series/ seasons with world soloists like Janine Jansen, Edicson Ruiz, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Hilary
Hann, Leonidas Kavakos, and others with performances in Europe’s most prestigious concert halls like Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Wien, Palau de la Musica Valencia, and more.
Due to her orchestra experience she has hold significant invitations to audition at the Berliner Philharmoniker and the New York Philharmonic.
Ms. Abreu is an official member of the Aurora Chamber Orchestra, ACO Sweden. An ensemble formed by world class string musicians under the leading of violinists such like Terje Tønessen, Svetlin Roussev, Nicolas Dautricourt and Gordan Nikolic.
Since 2016 she plays on a violin signed J.Shade as a loan from the string instrument foundation Järnåkersfonden.
From 2017, she is assigned as Artistic Coordinator of Habana Clásica, The International Classical Music Festival of Cuba, www.habanaclasica.com