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Louisa Tuck

Since her appointment as Section Leader: Cello at the Northern Sinfonia in 2007, Louisa Tuck has established herself as one of the most sought-after young chamber musicians and guest principal cellists in the UK. She is a regular guest leader with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (which has included their complete Proms season), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The John Wilson Orchestra.

Louisa has recorded as a soloist with Naxos and Virgin Classics and this disc marks her first solo and chamber music recording with Champs Hill Records. As a soloist she has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Spoleto Festival (Italy), Spitalfields, Soundwaves, IMAI, and the Norfolk & Norwich and Chipping Camden Festivals.

Louisa was featured on a DVD of masterclasses at the Wigmore Hall given by the veteran cellist Bernard Greenhouse. Other recent performances and projects have included Hindemith Kammermusik in London's St. Martins-in-the-Fields and performances of Stravinsky, Dutilleux and Colleridge-Taylor with the Nash Ensemble. She has broadcast live on BBC Radio Two, Three, Four and Classic FM, and is regularly invited to perform in the USA at the International Musical Arts Institute chamber music festival.

Having studied with Paul Watkins and Philip Sheppard at the Royal Academy of Music, Louisa was recently made an ARAM there. She has received awards from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Countess of Munster Trust, and gratefully acknowledges Mark Ptashne's generous support throughout her career. She plays on a rare Italian cello dated 1752 made by Jacobus Cordanus.