Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin has announced that Louise Pollock will be their new trombone professor. She has held the position of principal trombone of the Gothenburg Opera from 2015 to 2023, and spent 3 seasons with the Stuttgart Philharmonic prior to that. Pollock has already built a stellar reputation as a college teacher, having taught at the University of Göteborg Academy of Music and Drama, a position she took over from Niell Humfeld award winner professor Ingemar Roos.
Louise Pollock grew up in Erlenbach in Switzerland, south east of Zürich. She started playing the trombone in a local youth wind band, and later joined the Swiss national youth wind band and the Zürich youth orchestra.
Pollock started her studies with Prof. Branimir Slokar at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, where she received her Bachelor degree with distinction. She continued to earn her master degree in Stuttgart with Prof. Henning Wiegräbe.
She has won several prizes in solo competitions, like 1. Prize and Audience Prize at the International Aeolus Competition for Wind Instruments 2016 and the Stipendium des Deutschen Musikwettbewerbes. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, such as Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, GöteborgsOperan or Duisburger Philharmoniker. She is a regular jury member at international competitions, and has been invited as artist and guest teacher at festivals in Poland, Norway, Switzerland, USA and Chile . She was a featured artist and performed a memorable recital at the ITF 2022 in Conway, Arkansas.
Pollock is also honored to serve on the Board of Advisors of the International Trombone Association, and has recently been appointed to be the chairwoman of the German Trombone Association.
Louise is a Conn Artist, and performs exclusively on a sterling silver/gold Conn 88H from the early 1950s.
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