Timpani / Percussion
Originally from Liverpool, Louise moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music, where she graduated with 1st Class Honours. She studied timpani with Adrian Bending and Matt Perry, and percussion with David Hockings and Alex Neal, and throughout her studies she was supported by the Bell Percussion award. During her last year at the RCM she was honoured to be presented the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rosebowl by HRH The Prince of Wales.
During her studies Louise was selected to take part in numerous orchestral academies, including the London Sinfonietta Academy, the LSO Percussion and Timpani Academy and the RCM/ENO ‘Evolve’ scheme.
Louise has worked as a busy freelance player on both percussion and timpani across the UK, including with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, CBSO, and Aurora Orchestra. In 2017 Louise was selected to be a member of Southbank Sinfonia, where she was able to advance her interest in orchestral chamber music, and also participated in the OAE Experience scheme which continued to broaden her interest in period timpani playing.
Outside of music, Louise is a keen Liverpool FC fan and cat-mum to the mischievous Tig and Boo.