Fairmount Strings


Our members are full-time musicians who, in addition to performing at the highest level, conduct themselves in a professional, courteous manner and do their utmost to create the event and sound that our clients have envisioned.

all chamber ensemble string quartet strings woodwinds brass percussion

Lisa Hammell

Lisa Hammell


Lisa Hammell earned her Bachelor of Music degree, graduating cum laude, from Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts in 1981. She studied viola with Joseph DePasquale, former Principal Violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. While attending PCPA, her string quartet earned the honor of performing the Mendelssohn Octet with the DePasquale Quartet at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Ms. Hammell received ensemble coaching from Claus Adam, of the Juilliard Quartet. She has attended Master Classes with Nobuko Imai and Dorothy DeLay and performed under the batons of Ricardo Muti, Klaus Tennstedt, and Stanislav Skrowaceski.

Performing for 20 years with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Lisa Hammell was a long-standing member of the Riverside Symphonia, Kennett Symphony, and Tenth Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Delaware Symphony, Princeton Pro Musica, West Jersey Chamber Symphony, and Brandywine Baroque.

Lisa is a founding member of the Wharton String Quartet and King's String Quartet. Ms. Hammell has performed extensively with the ViVaCe, Chadd's Ford String Quartet, and Fairmount Strings.

Lisa Hammell and her husband, internationally recognized composer Charles Hammell, founded the Perkins Conservatory of Music, Moorestown, NJ, in 1983. A dedicated string instructor, Ms.Hammell is committed to promoting the discipline and camaraderie that chamber music brings to her students. She resides in Maplewood, NJ with her husband, and has 2 adult children, both musicians. Lisa also owns a high-end antiques business, www.noonmarkantiques.com and is a member of the prestigious Antiques Dealers’ Association of America.