TIMPANI / PERCUSSION
Originally from Liverpool, Louise moved to London to begin her studies at the Royal College of Music, where she completed her Bachelor of Music degree 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 the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rosebowl, which she was presented with by HRH The Prince of Wales.
During her time studying Louise was selected to take part in a number of orchestral academies, including the London Sinfonietta Academy, the LSO Percussion and Timpani Academy and the RCM/ENO ‘Evolve’ scheme.
Since graduation Louise has worked as a busy freelance player on both percussion and timpani with several orchestras across the UK, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, CBSO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and the Philharmonia.
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 gain experience with this repertoire. During this period Louise was also a participant in the OAE Experience scheme which continued to broaden her interest in period timpani playing.
Louise has been fortunate to have played in many international venues in addition to her work in the UK, and has recently enjoyed performing on orchestral tours across Europe, Singapore and China. She will be travelling to Japan and South Korea in the new year and is very much looking forward to this.
Outside of music, Louise is a keen Liverpool FC fan and cat-mum to the mischievous Tig and Boo.