Nicolo Gagliano

Cello made by Nicolo Gagliano in Naples in 1745-50. The instrumentet is played by Louisa Tuck. (Photo: Jan Roehrmann)

Cellist Louisa Tuck is the Solo Cello of the Oslo Philharmonic, a position she took up late 2015. Prior to this she spent 8 years as Section Leader cello of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, at the time of her appointment she was the youngest principal cellist of any UK orchestra, being only 23 years old.

Louisa has collaborated for many years with pianist Anna Tilbrook, enjoying a varied programme of duo to larger ensemble repertoire. Other recent UK based chamber music has been with The Nash Ensemble and folk artist Kathryn Tickell OBE and her group ‘The side’.

Louisa is a Professor 2 of orchestral cello studies at the Norwegian Music Academy and a tutor of cello at Barratt Due Institute in Oslo. She was awarded ‘Associate of the Royal Academy of Music’ in London, ARAM in 2011.
In 2019, as a soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic in Strauss’ Don Quixote, Louisa featured on a recording with Principal Conductor Vasily Petrenko. Recorded on the LAWO label. This was named a Gramophone ‘Editors choice’ January 2020.
“For Don Quixote Petrenko follows the score’s lead in casting his orchestra’s superb principal cello, Louisa Tuck, as the Knight. Her playing is beautifully integrated and superbly eloquent – the hush and tenderness of the final minutes is especially moving…”
Hugo Shirley, Gramophone magazine.

Louisa plays a 1745 Nicolo Gagliano cello, kindly on loan from Dextra Musica Norway.

Louisa Tuck

The British cellist Louisa Tuck is a solo cellist in the Oslo Philharmonic and has performed as a soloist in Wigmore Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, among others. In addition, she teaches at Music at Majorstuen, Young Talents and The Barratt Due Institute of Music.