Flugelhorn Concerto selected for 2018 National Competition

I am very chuffed to announce that the 3rd movement from my Flugelhorn Concerto has been selected as the work for open solo at the 2018 Australian National Band Championship, which will be held in Melbourne.


For anyone who is planning to play this work please note the following amendments that should be noted at the beginning of your first edition:

  • Style markings throughout the work are specific to each instrument part e.g Mvt 1, bar 1 the piano plays ‘boldly’ while the flugelhorn plays ‘mysteriously’.
  • Mvt 1: The flugelhorn part is written for a B flat flugelhorn. Disregard any differing key information in the piano part.
  • Mvt 2: The repeat from bar 11-20 is not indicated in the piano part, and is optional.



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Premiere of work for String Quartet

On the 24th and 25th of May ’17, Kammervolk Collective ran a concert titled immersion. The evening featured new and existing works for string quartet and visual media. This included the premiere of my work freewheel | cassette, for four strings and four screens. A recording will be available soon. Stay tuned.


The very talented: Natasha Conrau, Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Clare Gorton, Stephanie Arnold
The very talented: Natasha Conrau, Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Clare Gorton, Stephanie Arnold

My Fair Lady

I’ve been having a great time playing second trumpet in the Melbourne season of My Fair Lady, directed by Dame Julie Andrews. It’s also been an exciting opportunity to cover first trumpet for a few weeks of the run. A wonderful show- on until the end of July, ’17. Come check it out!


Some of the wonderful MFL orchestra at opening night
Some of the wonderful MFL orchestra at opening night

AYO, Young Symphonists 2017

In April 17′, I had a super week tutoring with The Australian Youth Orchestra for their Young Symphonists program. This year held in Mt Eliza, I was fortunate to work with incredibly talented students, tutors, and AYO staff.

AYO, Young Symphonists 2017
AYO, Young Symphonists 2017

Commission for the Mid America Freedom Band



Louisa Trewartha Commissioned by Mid America Freedom Band

Attachment-1January 24, 2017 Kansas City, MO — The Mid America Freedom Band has commissioned Louisa Trewartha to compose a new piece scheduled to receive its premiere in the ensemble’s 15th season.

Trewartha, a freelance composer, conductor, educator, and trumpeter from Melbourne, Australia, was unanimously selected by a five-person panel after reviewing the submissions resulting from the fourth annual Mid America Freedom Band Call for Proposals. Each year the call is altered slightly to fit the theme of the season.

Submissions were received from a talented pool of 40 composers from across the globe including those from Brazil, China, Australia, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, the United Kingdom, and numerous entries from the United States. In keeping with the theme of the Mid America Freedom Band’s 2017–18 season “Frontiers and Pioneers,” Trewartha will write a piece inspired by Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, to receive its premiere on October 29, 2017 at the J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the National World War I Museum and Memorial by the Mid America Freedom Band.


“Louisa’s diverse background as a performer, composer, conductor, and educator shows in her carefully crafted compositions. Her skill is evident across her gripping film scores, timbrally creative chamber music, and compelling works for brass band. We’re delighted to work with her on this new piece. It’s a honor to present new and unfamiliar voices in contemporary composition to our Kansas City audiences. I encourage those in the band world to seek out her music and that of our other stellar finalists,” writes Mid America Freedom Band Artistic Director Lee Hartman.

This new work will join pieces by Aaron Copland, Julie Giroux, Mark Camphouse, Ralph Raymond Hays, and more on the fall concert of the Mid America Freedom Band’s 15th season on October 29, 2017.



MAFB Call for Proposals Results Selected Composer​: Louisa Trewartha

Runner-Up: ​Matthew Nunes

Finalists (in alphabetical order)​: Troy Armstrong, David Avshalomov, Craig Biondi, Edmund Jolliffe, Patricia Martínez, Gene Pritsker, Anna Rubin, David Snow

Panelists: Lee Hartman (Artistic Director), Jeanine Asay (Librarian, tenor saxophone), Federika “Freddy” Morado (euphonium), Christopher Walter (trumpet), Daniel Vu (percussion).


Masters Thesis Recording

On Sunday 31st of August I spent the afternoon and evening rehearsing, performing, and recording all the music for my thesis major project.

I was joined by 9 incredibly talented Melbourne musicians, a clever tech guy, and my two wonderful sisters.

Photography by Abigail Trewartha
















Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music


Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music aka BIFEM has just been launched. Very exciting!

I will be performing in the Argonaut Ensemble concert called ‘Seeing Double’, which features two world premieres:


James WANNAN, Viola d’amore
Kaylie MELVILLE, Percussion
Jack SYMONDS, Conductor

Jessica FOTINOS, Harp
Mauricio CARRASCO, Guitar
Maxime PASCAL, Conductor



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I’ve just finished a season of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet at the Arts Centre with Houston Ballet and Orchestra Victoria. Such incredible music- thanks Sergei!

In the pit


And in the middle of that I played a baroque gig at St John’s, Southgate. It was a wonderful opportunity to have a crack at the first trumpet part of BWV 63. Bach sure knew what he was doing 🙂

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