Liza was born in Perth. After starting playing the violin at the age of seven, Liza went on to study at the RCS (formerly RSAMD) with Simon Fischer for four years before being awarded a scholarship to complete her MMus at McGill University in Montreal. During her time at McGill she studied with Yehonatan Berick and gained her first professional orchestral experience with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit.
On her return from Canada, Liza joined the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, leaving in 2001 to join Scottish Ensemble and pursue a freelance career. She has performed with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Liza teaches at the RCS, Junior Conservatoire and happily rejoined the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 2013.