About Louise

Louise Chappell is a woodwind doubler based in Ipswich specialising in clarinet, saxophone, flute, and piano. She graduated with a First Class BMus(Hons) degree and the Prize for Clarinet Excellence from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2019 where she studied with Fiona Cross, Joan Enric Lluna, Paolo de Gaspari and Anthony Pike. During her time at Trinity Laban Louise was also the two-time winner of the Wilfred Hambleton Clarinet competition (2018 & 2019) and winner of the Cutler Prize (2019).

Over the last few years, Louise has had the opportunity to play in some of London’s finest music venues; the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall to name a few. She has also had the privilege to begin her career playing in London’s West End with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. Alongside her budding musical theatre career, Louise has well established links with the classical orchestral world and plays clarinet/bass clarinet with many London based ensembles such as Women of the World Orchestra, London City Philharmonic, London Beethoven Orchestra, the Goodensemble, and the London Iuvenis Orchestra. Louise is also the Orchestral Manager of Cinematic Syncopations Orchestra; a film orchestra dedicated to music education.

Since 2012, Louise has had a love for teaching and has made a busy career out of that passion. She works as a private instrumental teacher and additionally serves as a peripatetic teacher in many local schools. Louise is also a Co-Founder of RISE Music Academy, a dedicated SEN music school. If you would like to find out more about Louise’s teaching then please click here.