Louise Sandercock began lessons in both piano and violin at an early age with Stephanie and George Coleman. In her early years she achieved much success with both instruments at numerous Eisteddfods and within the Perth community as a whole.
She then took lessons with Graham Wood (OAM) during which time she performed on several occasions as soloist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, as well as being selected as a recitalist for the Queensland National Youth Competition. In 1986 she commenced studies for a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Elder Conservatorium with Beryl Kimber (OAM). She completed this in 1988 and commenced work as a full time Tutti member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in November of the same year.
In 2011 Louise resumed further study and was awarded the JB Vincent Memorial Award for Best Performance by a Licentiate Candidate.
As the 2012 West Australian Symphony Orchestra Patrons and Friends Scholarship Recipient she travelled to Europe and attended Summer Schools in Italy and Austria, studying with Professor Helfried Fister. Following her return Louise presented a recital for a Fellowship of Music which she was subsequently awarded. Louise is the first violinist in the state and the sixth nationally to receive the Fmus award since its inception over twenty five years ago. In 2013 Louise travelled again to Europe and attended further Summer Schools in the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria, studying with Professor’s Ivan Straus, Helfried Fister and Brian Finlayson.
Louise has performed on a number of occassions as both a recitalist and as a chamber musician at venues across Perth. She has held several teaching positions at various schools and continues to maintain her own private teaching practice.
Louise has also been heavily involved with multiple local and regional string projects for a number of years as part of her work with the Australian Strings Association (AUSTA). On behalf of AUSTA, Louise has initiated multiple grant applications which have resulted with integral financial support to string festivals and projects in the Great Southern and South West of the state. Louise initiated and co-ordinated the inaugural 2017 Albany Festival of Strings with cellist Michael Goldslager, and was involved in the 2018 Festival with violinist Rupert Guenther. Funding granted from Country Arts WA supported the visit by Austrian based Violinist and Violist, Professor Brian Finlayson to conduct workshops in Sept 2017 for the Southern Regional String Project. Louise was awarded the AUSTA state award in 2018 for her contribution and work with string events.