Louise Drewett is a London-based composer, performer and teacher.
Louise writes music for a variety of contexts. She co-directs Sing Healthy Choirs, who run community choirs in Berkshire, and writes and arranges many pieces for them. Since 2012 she has collaborated with theatre company Arbonauts, most recently writing for productions at Inside Out Dorset and Latitude festivals. She also collaborates with poet Clare Shaw, writing songs for solo voices and for choir. Louise’s music has been performed at Westminster Abbey, St George’s Chapel, Wigmore Hall, and many other venues across the UK and internationally.
Louise is currently Manson Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is studying on a scholarship with Philip Cashian towards a PhD in composition. She gained an MMus with Distinction at the same institution, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and a Vaughan Williams Bursary from the RVW Trust, and was awarded the 2018 and 2019 Charles Lucas Composition Prizes.
Previously, she studied composition with Giles Swayne, and has studied with Michael Finnissy as a Britten-Pears Young Artist at Aldeburgh Music, and on the Advanced Composition course at Dartington International Summer School.