Artist Profile

Louisa Woodfull-Harris

Born in Germany, Louisa started playing the violin at the age of seven under the guidance of István Gabor. Since then she has studied with Prof. Conrad von der Goltz at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Wuerzburg and Prof. Sophia Jaffé at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt. At the moment she is pursuing her Bachelors degree at the University of Minnesota with Prof. Sally O´Reilly.

Louisa has performed in masterclasses with William de Pasquale, Arnold Steinhardt, Nobuko Imai, Eriko Tsuchihashi, Patrik Strub, Wen Zhou Li, Wendy Sharp and the Ensemble Modern.

In the autumn of 2010 Louisa was unanimously accepted by the 1st violin section of the Hamburger Symphoniker as an apprentice for one month to gain experience as a professional orchestra musician. Louisa served as concertmaster in the TheaterJugendOrchester and the LandesJugendSinfonieOrchester Hessen and played in several other youth orchestras such as the JugendSinfonieOrchester Kassel and the Young ClassX Orchester, a project for young musicians organized by the Norddeutsches Rundfunkorchester Hamburg conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.

As a soloist, she has performed with the Harleshauser Kammerorchester playing both Felix Mendelssohn´s Double Concerto for violin and piano in D minor and his Violin Concerto in E minor as well as several performances of Tchaikovsky´s Violin Concerto in D major with the JugendSinfonieOrchester Kassel and the AufTakt Orchester Heidelberg in Germany and Italy.

In 2010 Louisa won second prize in the finals of the German national competition Jugend Musiziert in the category solo violin.