Multiple international award-winning British violinist Louisa Staples was born in 2000 and is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with Professor Antje Weithaas.
She has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Roundhouse, L’Auditorium de Radio France, Concert Hall of the Forbidden City, Nikolaisaal Potsdam, Wigmore Hall, and the Konzerthaus Berlin.
Louisa is recently a major prize winner in competitions including the Long-Thibaud- Crespin International Competition and the Carl Flesch International Competition, where she was awarded a total of four prizes including the Orchestra's choice award. In 2021 she was a finalist in the prestigious Premio Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa.
Recent highlights include concertos in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy in Budapest, L’Auditorium de Radio France and St.Martin-in-the-fields, London, a concert series across as soloist with the Brandenburger Symphony Orchestra and invitations to festivals including the Sommers Musicaux de Gstaad, Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Hamburg International Chamber Music Festival, in addition to numerous solo recitals across Europe.
In 2016 she was a finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year and competed in the senior division of the Menuhin International Violin Competition in London.
Louisa has undertaken masterclasses with eminent musicians including Donald Weilerstein, Philippe Graffin, Zakhar Bron, Rainer Schmidt, György Pauk and Robert Levin and performed with orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia, Savaria Symphony Orchestra, London International Orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and the Orion Orchestra.
She has featured on numerous live radio broadcasts on channels such as BBC Radio 3, Medici TV, RBB Kulturadio, Deutschlandfunk, Classic FM and France Musique and since 2019 is a member of Villa Musica, based in Germany, as part of a special prize from the Louis Spohr International Violin Competition.
An avid chamber musician, Louisa has recently given performances of chamber works in venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, the Mendelsohn Remise, Konzerthaus Berlin and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She is also the joint Artistic Director of the Alderney Chamber Music Festival- an annual summer music festival which celebrates and brings together some of the world’s most promising young musicians.
Aged eight, Louisa was awarded a place at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School where she was a student of Professor Natasha Boyarsky.
Louisa is currently a pursuing her Masters degree at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin, where she holds a bachelor degree and is a student of Professor Antje Weithaas.
Louisa is a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and performs on an fine violin by Lorenzo Storioni from the Deutsche MusikInstrumentenfonds.