Music Director

Louis Sharpe

A resident of Coombs, keen foodie and cook, cricketer during the summer, husband to his violist wife Alina and father to their cat Proky, Louis has been performing throughout Canberra for over 5 years.

Prior to moving to our nation’s capital, Louis was working with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra as their assistant to Dr Nicolas Milton AM, whilst being Music Director of the East Sydney Chamber Orchestra. He founded the Hopkins Sinfonia in Melbourne to encourage young conductors to have a platform to learn in front of an ensemble.

Louis outside of Canberra continues to be the Assistant Conductor to the Australian World Orchestra working with their Artistic Director Alexander Briger AO, and has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle and Maestro Zubin Mehta.

From Canberra Symphony Orchestra concerts playing percussion to conducting the National Capital Orchestra as their proud Music Director, chorus master of the National Opera Chorus or conductor of the Canberra Youth Orchestra, he loves being able to allow each musician to have their artistic voice heard and being able to educate the next generation of musicians in each and every moment together.