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Louise Lansdown

Louise Lansdown was appointed Head of Strings at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012. Louise is the founder of the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition and Festival, launched at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in October 2014, as well as being the founder and President of the British Viola Society. She is on the Council of Management of Lake District Summer Music, a Trustee of the European String Teachers Association, on the board of the Quartet of Peace Trust and directs the Conservatoire based viola course at Pro Corda, Suffolk. Louise, along with her viola students, is the founder of the ARCO Project. She plays on a French Viola c.1750 and 1890 Sartory bow, both previously belonged to the South African violist Cecil Aronowitz.