LOUISA TUCK took up the position of Principal Cello with the Oslo Philharmonic in 2015, having previously played Principal Cello with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. She also appears as a guest principal in orchestras in the UK and Scandinavia. She began her recording career at the age of 17 as a soloist with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner and has since appeared as a soloist for instance on the recent recording of Strauss’s Don Quixote by the Oslo Philharmonic under Vasili Petrenko. Louisa Tuck frequently performs chamber music, often with pianist Anna Tilbrook. She plays a Nicolo Gagliano cello (1745) on loan from Dextra Musica.