Young British violinist, Louisa Staples has already given solo performances in major concert venues including The Roundhouse, Southbank Centre, Concert Hall of the Forbidden City, Brighton Pavillion, Cadogan Hall, Menuhin Hall, St.John’s Smith Square, Duke’s Hall, Fairfield Halls and Windsor Castle, performing works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Bach and Beethoven. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia, London International Orchestra, Philharmonia Britannica and Brighton Philharmonic and collaborated with eminent musicians such as Tasmin Little, Carl Davis, Barry Wordsworth, James O’Donnell and Andriy Viytovych for solo and chamber music performances.
Louisa was a finalist in BBC Young Musician as well as in the 2016 Menuhin Competition. Aged 12, Louisa was the recipient of the Jelinek Young Artists award for her performance of Bruch’s violin concerto. She gave a live Radio 3 broadcast in 2015 on “In Tune’ and on Classic FM, playing works by Sibelius and Shostakovich.
Recent highlights include chamber and solo performances in venues including Grays Inn Chapel, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Wigmore Hall, appearances at the Pablo Casals and Schmiermonnikoog International Music Festivals and two concerto performances in St.John’s, London.
Louisa would like to thank Jane Ng and Matthew Coltman for their kind loans of a violin c.1740 by Gofrilla , and a fine bow by Dominique Peccatte.
Louisa Staples was born in London in March 2000. She began playing the violin aged 5, and in 2008 she was awarded a place at The Yehudi Menuhin School, where she was a student of Professor Natasha Boyarsky.
She is currently studying at the “Hanns Eisler” Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, where she is a student of Professor Antje Weithaas.