Louise Braithwaite


Oboe, Cor Anglais, Oboe d'amore

Freelance Portfolio

Orchestra of the Swan

Principal Cor Anglais and Co-Principal Oboe

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Contemporary live theatre music development, studio & stage performance, integrated on-stage work from memory and in costume

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Deputy Oboe 2/3 and extra player

Longborough Festival Opera

Principal Cor Anglais & Oboe 2

English Symphony Orchestra

Guest: Principal Cor Anglais, Principal Oboe and Oboe 2 

Community Performance

Healthcare, hospital, hospice and dementia care live performance on behalf of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust Charity and Orchestra of the Swan.

Participant-led live performance development in Special Needs settings (SEND PMLD).

Multi-Arts Collaboration

Recent projects include sculptural floristry, dance and devised music in live improvised solo performance with international visual artist Benny Nemer for Grand Union, Birmingham curated by Sean Elder Wilson.

My performing experience includes live and recorded performance in diverse and unusual venues throughout England and Wales, international radio and TV broadcasting, studio recording, live studio relay, backing orchestras, concert and opera performance, costume, choreographed contemporary music in memorised performance, and an appearance in the BBC radio series 'The Archers'.

Huw Watkins' out of the stillness for cor anglais and string orchestra was commissioned for me by Orchestra of the Swan, supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Performing Rights Society Foundation for Music, in 2012. 

I work as a freelance performer with repeat business from my current clients.