Louisa was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990, and started learning the violin at the age of four. She made her viola debut in July 2006 as soloist in Atterberg’s Suite for violin and viola, in a live television broadcast with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014 Louisa graduated with a first class MMus from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied viola with Krzysztof Chorzelski, generously supported by the Martin Musical Trust, Help Musicians UK and the Anglo-Swedish Society. Prior to this, she gained a first class BMus from the Royal College of Music in London, studying under Susie Meszaros and Levon Chilingirian, and winning the RCM Viola Prize and several chamber music prizes, including the historical performance department ‘Century Fund’ Prize. She won places on the London Symphony Orchestra String Experience scheme (2012/13) and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Experience scheme (2014).
Louisa is currently building a freelance career from her base in Stockholm. As a founding member and principal viola of the O/Modernt chamber orchestra, Louisa is enjoying working on a wide variety of music ranging from the classic chamber orchestra repertoire to original arrangements of popular contemporary works.
Chamber music has been central throughout Louisa’s education. She gained invaluable experience through participating in the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival for four consecutive years (2010-13). Her long-term interest in historical performance prompted her to co-found the Consone Quartet, a string quartet specialising in the repertoire and styles of the classical period. The Consone Quartet has received coaching and mentorship from highly regarded historical performers such as Ashley Solomon, Lucy Russell and Matthew Truscott, and regularly performs across the UK.
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