Louis Sharpe is a promising Sydney-based conductor. Previously working with many community ensembles in Victoria, Louis is excited to be appointed Chief Conductor of the Eastern Sydney Chamber Orchestra.
Louis was born and raised in Newcastle, NSW and began studying music from a very early age at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. At Newcastle Grammar School, Louis discovered that the drums were his passion which allowed him to gain a position at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School in 2007. In 2010, Louis completed his secondary education with a focus on orchestral percussion and conducting.
While studying at the University of Melbourne, Louis moved towards conducting and co-founded the Hopkins Sinfonia. In 2013 he become the Music Director of the Hopkins Sinfonia and, after three successful seasons, Louis conducted their last performance in late 2016. In early 2016 he won a position at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to study conducting under the esteemed Maestro Eduardo Diazmunoz, Maestro Stephen Mould, and Maestro Neil McEwan in the Masters of Music Performance degree which he will complete in November this year. Working with many different ensembles with a great variety of repertoire provides many different challenges, which Louis strives to find new and exciting ways to successfully accomplish what the composer intended.