Northern Chamber Orchestra
Louise Latham studied at the Royal Northern College of Music gaining a teaching diploma with distinction, a performing diploma and was awarded the Hiles Gold Medal for orchestral playing. She was a member of the BBC Philharmonic for six years before commencing a busy freelance career working with the BBC Phil, Halle, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Northern Chamber Orchestra . In 2001 she was invited to tour the USA for three months as leader of London City Opera Orchestra . Highlights of her orchestral work include a concert in Carnegie Hall whilst touring the USA with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and more recently, Wagner’s Ring Cycle with Opera North
Chamber music has always been a major interest, both as a player and coach, currently performing with the Aquarius Quartet.
As a conductor, she has worked with the Blackburn Symphony Orchestra, Amaretti Chamber Orchestra and directed many string orchestra “playdays” with the keen amateur string players of the North West She also directs from the violin, the Academy of St. Peter’s, a small string orchestra based in St. Peter’s, Hale.
Teaching commitments involve her at Manchester University, as course director of chamber music and string orchestra and chamber music courses at Borwick Hall and Higham Hall and with violin students of all ages.
Louise Latham’s chair is supported by Eleanor Lewington.