Louisa Tuck

Cello – Cello

Foto: Ettore Causa

Cellist Louisa Tuck is the Solo Cello of the Oslo Philharmonic, a position she tookup late 2015. Prior to this she spent 8 years as Section Leader cello of the RoyalNorthern Sinfonia. She has recently been guest principal of the PhilharmoniaOrchestraand Sydney Symphony Orchestra.Louisa has collaborated for many years with pianist Anna Tilbrook, enjoying avaried programme of duo to larger ensemble repertoire. They have been guestson BBC radio 3 intune and BBC in performance. Other recent UK basedchambermusic has been with The Nash Ensemble and folk artist Kathryn Tickell OBE andher group ‘The side’.As of January 2023, Louisa has been appointed Professor of Cello at Barratt DueInstitute in Oslo.She was awarded ‘Associate of the Royal Academyof Music’ in London, ARAM in2011 for her services to Music.In 2019, as a soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic in Strauss’ Don Quixote, Louisafeatured on a recording with Principal Conductor Vasily Petrenko. Recorded onthe LAWO label. This was named aGramophone ‘Editors choice’ January 2020.“For Don Quixote Petrenko follows the score’s lead in casting his orchestra’ssuperb principal cello, Louisa Tuck, as the Knight. Her playing is beautifullyintegrated and superbly eloquent–the hush and tenderness of the final minutesis especially moving…”Hugo Shirley, Gramophone magazine.Louisa plays a 1745 Nicolo Gagliano cello, kindly on loan from Dextra MusicaNorway.


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