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. 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 time Louise was also a participant in the OAE Experience scheme which continued to broaden her interest in period timpani playing.
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. During this period she trialled for positions in various orchestras, and in September 2019 she was appointed Principal Timpani with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
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, Japan and China.’