The British cellist Louise Hopkins has agreed to replace Daniel Müller-Schott at short notice, both as festival artist and jury member at Trondheim Intl. Chamber music competition. Unfortunately Daniel Müller-Schott has had to cancel due to illness.
Louise Hopkins enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, soloist and cello professor. She has performed in venues internationally collaborating with artists including Thomas Adès, Aleksandar Madzar, András Keller, Dénes Várjon, Tamara Stefanovich, François Leleux, Emmanuel Pahud , Phillipe Graffin, Alexander Janiczek, and the Takács Quartet.
The Times commented on her performance of Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto with the composer conducting at the Barbican Hall that ‘players with such personality, agility and power are rare’.
Louise has participated at major chamber music festivals. She has also been a regular participant at the Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music for over 20 years and has been broadcast on the BBC, RTE, WFMT, Swiss Romande, ABC, New Zealand Radio and Radio France.
Louise is frequently invited to give masterclasses internationally and has held teaching positions at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Bern Hochschule. She is currently the Head of Strings and a cello professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama having begun her teaching career there at the age of 26. The youngest professor to have been appointed at the Guildhall School at that time.
Louise is an experienced jury member and has participated on the juries of Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, Banff and Amsterdam Biennale cello competition to name a few. She was a TICC jury member and festival artist at the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival in 2013.