Louise Thompson harp
Marcel Grandjany Rhapsody
Pierick Houdy Sonata for Harp
Ekaterina Walter-Kühne Fantasy on a Theme from Eugene Onegin
Bedřich Smetana The Moldau (arr. Trnecek)
Esther Swift Time Spinner
Henriette Renié Légende
Winner of the Harp Finals at the 2003 Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales Competition, and finalist in the 2005 London International Harp Competition, Louise Thomson has gone on to forge a prestigious and varied solo career. A versatile and experienced musician, Louise has played in concert halls around the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, Cardiff’s St David’s Hall and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. She has been invited to perform live on BBC Radio 3, and made her television debut performing live on BBC1 for the Heaven and Earth show with soprano Katherine Jenkins.
In addition to her solo work, Louise recently launched a new collaboration with young vocal ensemble the Corvus Consort, featuring music for upper voices and harp. Louise and the Corvus Consort have enjoyed performances for Church Stretton Festival and Sounds Sublime Festival at King’s Place, curated by The Sixteen, and they look forward to upcoming engagements including the Whiddon Autumn Festival in Devon.
In 2022 Louise was selected to perform at the World Harp Congress in collaboration with presenter Polly Ives. Polly and Louise frequently present in schools and theatres together as part of Concerteenies, an award-winning producer of musical events and activities for young children and their adults in Sheffield and beyond.
Louise also takes great pride in her harp teaching and has built up a highly vibrant harp community around the North of England. She teaches harp at Chetham’s School of Music, Withington Girls’ School and The Manchester Grammar School. Louise is the harp tutor at Huddersfield University and a visiting tutor at both the Royal Northern College of Music and its Junior department.
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