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Born in Cork, Ireland, Louisa Sparks began her flute studies at the Cork School of Music where she graduated with First Class Honours and the Bridget Doolan Award for Highest Music Degree in Ireland. She completed a Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Music in 2002 and was awarded the Chris Taylor Memorial Prize for Outstanding Flautist. She has won all the major flute competitions in Ireland including the Wind Class of the RTE Millennium Musician of the Future Competition. She was also a winner in the Millennium Yamaha International Music Scholarships.

     Louisa has considerable experience as concerto soloist with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the RTE Concert Orchestra, with whom she has recorded Franz Doppler's Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise. She has also performed Mozart's Flute Concerto in D Major with the European Union Chamber Orchestra in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Ibert's Flute Concerto with Southbank Sinfonia in London and Italy, and Henk Bading's Flute Concerto with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra in Pittsburgh and New York, USA. 

     As an orchestral musician, she has a busy and varied freelance career both in the UK and Ireland, and has recently had trials for the position of Principal Flute with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the Orchestra of English National Ballet.

     As a chamber musician, Louisa performs regularly with the Vanbrugh and Coull string quartets, and the Crawford Piano Trio. She also performs at P&O Music Festivals at Sea hosted by Richard Baker and Humphrey Burton. She has recorded for BBC TV and Radio 3 and recently released her debut solo CD Idylle with pianist Morten Mogensen.


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