A recent graduate of Te Koki New Zealand School of Music - having studied with Michael Norris and Professor John Psathas - Louisa has been a finalist in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Todd Corporation Young Composers Award on two separate occasions. In 2015 her piece Construals was one of 9 orchestral pieces selected, and in 2016 her piece (Ir)rational was one of 8 selected. In November 2016 her piece for orchestra and soloist, Moonlit Delirium, was premiered by the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in China as part of Shanghai Conservatory of Music's 'Hearing China' concert. In 2016 she was awarded the Matthew Marshall Prize for a Classical Guitar Composition for her work Locus (2016).
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Louisa is an accomplished musician, playing in bands, composing, teaching, and is much involved in the wider musical community. Louisa's work explores the roles of psychological phenomena, patterns and processes.