‘Spinning an iridescent weave of music from attractively simple ideas’

The Telegraph

‘Shimmering textures were cleverly crafted’

The Times

‘The ear is led texturally, and expertly, throughout’

Seen and Heard International

Louise Drewett (b.1989) is a British composer, based in London.

‘Clearly a talent with a very distinct sensibility’ (The Telegraph), Louise writes music that draws on her formative experience working with community choirs.

Her concert music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles and institutions including the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the International Guitar Foundation, Listenpony, EXAUDI, Festival Chorus, St Marylebone Festival and St Luke’s Music Society. Louise also writes for community and educational projects including theatre productions with Arbonauts and the Young People’s Puppet Theatre. Her community opera, ‘Daylighting’, commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music for their 200th Anniversary, was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award at the Ivors Composer Awards 2022. Louise has written educational music published by ABRSM for their 2025-26 syllabuses.

Louise holds a PhD in Composition from the Royal Academy of Music where studied on a scholarship with Philip Cashian, Hans Abrahamsen and Oliver Knussen. At the Academy, Louise was Manson Fellow in 2021-2022, and was awarded the 2018 and 2019 Charles Lucas Composition Prizes. Her study was supported by a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award, a Vaughan Williams Bursary from the RVW Trust and the Charles Lucas Memorial Fund.

Louise is a lecturer in composition at the Royal Academy of Music, co-directs Sing Healthy Choirs, and is acting Artistic Director of the New London Chamber Choir.

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