Louisa Kataria – soloist
Louisa Kataria started playing the saxophone aged 10 and has studied both jazz and classical disciplines.
She has led the Parmiter’s School Sax Quartet for six years. Louisa won the solo woodwind categories of the St Albans Young Musician Competition 2017 and the Rickmansworth Young Musician Competition 2018
A multi-disciplined musician, Louisa also plays the clarinet and
flute and is an accomplished singer. A former chorister of the St Albans Abbey Girls’ Choir and former member of the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company, Louisa also has regular
commitments at County and National level as a member of the Herts Schools’ Symphony Orchestra, the County Wind Sinfonia, and the National Youth Training Choir.
Last year, she was invited to play the soprano sax with the National Youth Orchestra for their Bernstein Centenary celebrations under Marin Alsop.
Louisa is in her final year at school and has been
awarded a scholarship to study the saxophone at the Royal College of Music starting in September.
We are very sad to have to report the passing recently of Anula Nikapota, one of the orchestra's longest-standing members and our leader for a number of years. She will be missed terribly as a precious friend and as a musician. Our condolences to Vijita Nikapota, her husband and also a long-standing member, and to their family.