louise southwood, classical guitarist

Louise Southwood is a passionate guitarist with a Classical and Latin repertoire that is the perfect soundscape to any event. Born in Paris, her guitar playing began at an early age with many competition successes and performances throughout the UK. At age twelve she began studying privately with the eminent guitarist Carlos Bonell, who has been a major and lasting influence on her musical career. 

Awarded a Bachelor of Music (hons) degree at The Royal College of Music in London, she has completed an intense performing period collaborating with many other musicians as well as attended master classes with some of the world’s most renowned guitarists.

Louise spent seven years teaching and performing in Bermuda, where she met talented violinist David France and formed the ‘Southwood-France Duo’. They have performed regularly at the Bermuda International Guitar Festival and opened the Kodai Kanal International Guitar Festival in India. In addition to this, Louise has performed in the UK, Australia, India, Bermuda, the USA and Canada. 

Currently Louise teaches at The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. She is very active performing for weddings and corporate events in addition to concert performances. 

Whether performing as a soloist, guitar duo or guitar /violin duo her beautiful music creates the perfect atmosphere.

"She is a very fine guitarist"
 Andrew York, Grammy Award winning guitarist composer

"Louise's playing is technically perfect, emotionally precise and easy to listen to, allowing us to experience the music fully and in a relaxed way"
 The Bermuda Royal Gazette

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Louise Southwood Duo

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The Al Guraliuk Jazz Quartet
Adam Woodall, Singer/Guitarist
Aidan Miller, Singer/pianist
Allegra, Flute & Guitar Duo
Amanda Wood, Vocalist
The Armadillo String Quartet
The Ben Henriques Jazz Trio
Cole Petrone, Singer/guitarist
Colin Bullock, Singer/guitarist
Daryl Jahnke, Jazz Guitarist
Dave Martone, Latin Guitarist
Doug Towle, Latin Guitarist
Elisa Thorn, Harpist
Emily Chambers, Soulful Vocalist
Encore, Musical Duo
The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band
The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Band
Heywire, Vocal/Guitar/Violin Trio
Hip Pocket, Jazz Ensemble
The Honeycrooners Show
Howie Abel, Guitarist
Janelle Nadeau, Harpist
Jen Lewin, Singer/pianist
Jillian Lebeck, Jazz Vocalist/Pianist
John Gilliat, Latin Guitarist
Kadabra, Latin Jazz Quartet
Karla Sax, Pop/Jazz Artist
Keith Bennett, Jazz / Blues Singer
KokoSoul,Vocal/Piano Duo
Krystle Dos Santos, Urban Soul
Kytami, ViolinExtremist
Latin Lounge, Pop Jazz Trio
LeftCoast Band
Lori Pappajohn, Harpist
Luis Giraldo, Vocalist / Pianist
Louise Southwood, Classical Guitarist
Mehlinda Heartt, Harpist
Melanie Dekker, Singer / Guitarist
Myles Bigelow, Urban Soul
Nathen Aswell, Singer
Paul Filek, Singer/Guitarist
The Saul Berson Jazz Trio
The Scott Robertson Jazz Trio
Sean Dillon, Singer/Guitarist
Skylab Sounds, Electro Soul Duo
Sons of Granville, Pop Fusion Trio
Stolen Moments, Jazz Trio
Suzka, Contemporary Violinist
The Swing Soul Band
Take Two! Vocal/Piano & Bass Duo
Tom Arntzen, Vocalist / Pianist
Tonye Aganaba, Singer/Guitarist
Trevor Hoffmann, Pianist
UnoMas, Soul Jazz Trio
Van Django, Gypsy Swing