Soprano Louise Page OAM is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and versatile singers, performing in opera, operetta, oratorio, cabaret, recital and radio broadcasts throughout Australia and Europe.

Louise graduated with distinction from the  Canberra School of Music and then joined the Young Artist Program of the Vienna State Opera.  She worked with such luminaries as Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Waldemar Kmennt and Geoffrey Parsons, and during this period performed in operas, oratorios and concerts in Austria, Germany and Belgium, as well as winning the ‘City of Ghent’ Prize in the Belgian Radio and Television Opera en Bel Canto competition.

Louise is a past vocal grand finalist in the ABC Young Performer of the Year competition where her performance of the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra earned a ‘MO’ Award nomination for classical performance of the year.  Louise is also the inaugural winner of the Mietta’s Song Recital Competition and her particular love of Lieder and art song has seen her become a highly sought after and experienced recitalist.

Now based in Canberra Louise performs regularly in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and regional areas, and has appeared as a soloist with the Sydney, Queensland, Canberra and Central Coast Symphony Orchestras, the National Capital Orchestra and the Canberra Youth Orchestra.  She has performed extensively for Musica Viva, as well as for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Canberra International Chamber Music Festival,  the Port Fairy Spring Festival and the Mackay Region Festival of Arts. She has regularly been a featured artist for the ABC’s Sunday Live national broadcasts, and also as a soloist in the annual Voices in the Forest concerts at the National Arboretum, with artists such as Anne Sofie von Otter  and Sumi Jo.

Louise received a Canberra Critics Circle Award for music in 2007, and in the same year she was recognized with the Canberra Times Artist of the Year award.  She has recorded ten CDs of music varying from Lieder to operetta, premières of Australian music and Christmas songs. She is also a respected teacher, adjudicator and arts facilitator and in the 2013 Australia Day Honours List was awarded an OAM for services to the performing arts.

Louise Page and Phillipa Candy are a highly experienced recital pair.