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Overview


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Overview


Current position

Associate Principal Cello

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

 

Perth-born Louise McKay enjoys a flourishing solo and chamber music career, alongside her position as Associate Principal Cellist of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Her many accolades include the 2016 WASO Patrons and Friends $10,000 scholarship, the Grand prize at the Geelong Advertiser Music competition and invitations to numerous international festivals.

As a soloist, Louise has featured at the Adelaide International Cello Festival with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; in the Latitude New Music series with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra; on stage with the Australian Ballet Company; for Playmakers as part of the Perth International Arts Festival; and with numerous other orchestras including the Australian Doctors Orchestra, Fremantle Symphony Orchestra, Allegri Chamber Orchestra and Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. Her performances have been reviewed as "simply beautiful", "truly captivating" and "world class".
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As she wielded her bow with impressive authority, Dvorak’s much-loved concerto flashed into life. Whether forceful or introspective, this was a most impressive offering. (Louise) gave indisputable evidence of high artistry in a solo capacity. 

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Titles


Titles


education

ARTIST DIPLOMA 2008-2011

The Colburn School, Los Angeles (Ronald Leonard)

BACHELOR OF MUSIC 2005-2007

Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University (Janis Laurs)

ADVANCED PERFORMANCE PROGRAM 2004&2008

Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne

 

scholarships & awards

2016

WASO Patrons and Friends Scholarship

SEMI-FINALIST 2013

Australian Cello Awards

FINALIST 2013

Freedman Classical Fellowship

FIRST PRIZE 2007

Geelong Advertiser Music Competition

SECOND PRIZE 2005

Australian Concerto Competition

"BEST RECITAL" 2005 & 2007

Recitals Australia Scholarship

"MOST PROMISING PLAYER" 2004

Gisborne International Music Competition

 

festivals

Blackmore's Musikzimmer, Berlin

Adelaide International Cello Festival

Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Sweden

Fortissimo Fest, Bulgaria

International Holland Music Sessions

Ferme de Villefavard, France

Australian Festival of Chamber Music