I had the great honour of tutoring five wonderful young trumpet players throughout the Easter break. Tertiary students from across the country flocked to the stunning facilities at Melbourne University’s Ian Potter Southbank Centre: the new home of the Music Conservatorium.
Homophonic! concerts will soon be back
Take a day trip to beautiful Daylesford this weekend to see my new work ‘Shimmer’ premiered. The work is a sonic journey remembering and celebrating the 3 most important people in Max Primmer’s life- a Daylesford local TICKETS HERE
Or travel to Bendigo Pride to see the piece performed. TICKETS HERE
Homophonic! will also premiere my new work ‘Baroque Quartet’ in April at their Melbourne shows. See you there!
A selection of Louisa’s works commissioned or composed since 2010 are now available to purchase online. Upon purchase these pdf’s will be emailed to you!
This tertiary level work was premiered by Louisa in 2010 at her final BMus recital. Upon receiving support from Creative Victoria it was re-worked in 2018 and recorded with Josh Rogan $30
This A grade level work was commissioned by Dr Robert Childs for the Royal Welsh College Brass Band $60
Commissioned by the Mid America Freedom Band, and premiered October 29, 2017 at J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. This work takes inspiration from the book By the Shores of Silver Lake, written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. $60
At Night the Owl Hunts
Winner of the Grade 2 Category in the South Carolina Music Educators Association’s Sight Reading Composition Contest, 2018. A spooky piece for Beginner String Orchestra focusses on dynamics, articulation, and ensemble playing $20
Another wonderful student concert, this year online. Well done to all of my students!
Congratulations to Homophonic! who have received funding to tour regionally in 2020. Listen here to Artistic Director Miranda Hill on PBS plugging the Midsumma concert series and tour. My work Stethoscope, commissioned for the 2019 concert, will be performed on the tour and can be heard on this radio interview. LT
Keen to hear Louisa’s latest commission?
Things We Carry piano trio performed live by Solstice Trio at the 3MBS radio studio on 5th November, 2019. Skip along to 16:10
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Louisa Trewartha to the position of Musical Director of the Footscray-Yarraville City Band.
Louisa brings a wealth of performance experience to this role having performed regularly as a casual musician with Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and also extensively as a freelance trumpeter for many years.
Louisa has worked brilliantly with the band since earlier this year as our interim MD, and we are thrilled that she has officially accepted the position.
Louisa will lead us at the Victorian State Band Championships in Ballarat this Saturday, and we are looking forward to working closely with her for years to come!
My new album Colours Vibrant is available HERE on bandcamp.com
It features Josh Rogan playing my Trumpet Concerto, Leigh Harrold playing the piano reduction, myself playing the Flugelhorn Concerto, and an incredible orchestra made up of talented musos from around Melbourne. What you won’t hear is Brett Kelly and myself conducting and Steve Semmler-Farr as Sound Engineer and Co-Producer. The project has been supported by Creative Victoria and through crowdfunding.
In early Feb 2019, I joined a dozen other musicians to delve into the world of adjudication. Run by Maestros with a Mission, this two day (twelve hour) professional development was directed by Kevin Cameron and Matt Klohs, assisted by Kara Williams.
The seminars covered:
- Adjudication and Philosophy
- Methodology of Assessment
- Score Preparation for Adjudication
- Technique and the Technical
- Report Writing and Feedback Techniques
- Public Speaking for Adjudicators
- Adjudication Panel with Q&A
- Mock Adjudications: Solo String, Woodwind, & Brass. Brass Ensemble. Brass Band
On day two we were joined by Mark Ford, Eric Andersen, and Andrew Snell who assisted with mock auditions and provided incredible insight during the Q&A. All very experienced adjudicators, their advice was invaluable. Thanks to the Victorian Bands League for giving me the opportunity to attend this workshop. I can now approach future adjudication with the confidence needed to positively encourage performers.
The biggest project I completed in 2018 was a commission for the Regional Centre for Culture. The Nature of Sound, was written for 30 pipes & drums, and 70 brass & percussion. In September, the premiere in Daylesford was unfortunately rained out, but a recording session was held in December to archive and acknowledge the piece.
A big shout-out to the co-producers of the Regional Centre for Culture, Jo Porter and Elizabeth Walsh who not only got me on board with this brilliant project, but also produced hundreds of incredible cultural events in Central Victoria throughout 2018.
A short video about the project can be found here.