As principal cellist of the Royal Northern Sinfonia (and soon to be principal cello of the Oslo Philharmonic orchestra!) Louisa Tuck talks about the stresses and challenges of a principal’s job, how she works with the cello section, the nerves that come with talking to conductors and much, much more – a fascinating look into the orchestral world from the inside out.

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Since her appointment as Section Leader Cello at the Royal Northern Sinfonia in 2007, Louisa Tuck has established herself as one of the most gifted young chamber musicians and guest principal cellists of her generation. She has enjoyed many performances as a soloist with RNS, and in this season already, she’s played the Haydn D major concerto, Britten Cello Symphony and a rarely performed CPE Bach concerto. Her recent musical collaborations have included working with Kathryn Tickell and the Side, The Nash Ensemble and as a guest principal all over the UK. In 2011 Louisa was honoured with an ARAM award for her work in the music profession.