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Louise Anna Pollock

Louise Pollock is Principal trombone with the Gothenburg Opera in Sweden and faculty member at the Gothenburg University Academy of Music and Drama. She has been awarded numerous prizes, such as the 1st Prize and Audience Prize at the International Aeolus Competition for Wind Instruments 2016 or the prestigious ”Stipendium des Deutschen Musikwettbewerbs” at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb 2014.

She has performed as a soloist throughout Europe with orchestras such as the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Opera Orchestra Gothenburg, Bjergsted Blåsensemble or the Duisburger Philharmoniker. Before her position in Gothenburg she played with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker (Germany) for three years.

She is often invited to judge competitions, for example the ITA competition, and give masterclasses and has been featured as an artist at numerous festivals, for example at the Tourbon Brass Festival in Chile, Bjergsted Brass Festival Stavanger in Norway, the Trombone Music Festival Tromboholizm in Poznan/Polen or the International Trombone Festival.

Louise studied at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg i.Br., Germany, with Professor Branimir Slokar, where she received her Bachelor of Music with distinction. She then went on to study with Prof. Henning Wiegräbe at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, Germany (Master of Music).

Louise is a Conn Artist and performs exclusively on a Conn 88H that was built in the early 1950s.

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