Louise Carslake

flute & recorder

Louise Carslake is well known to Bay Area audiences as a performer on the baroque flute and the recorder. She is a member of the baroque ensemble Music's Re-creation, the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Magnificat, and the Jubilate Orchestra. She has performed widely in her native Britain, as well as in New Zealand, Poland, Ireland, China and the Netherlands. As a recording artist, Louise has made CDs for the Meridian, Centaur, Magnatune, Intrada, and Musical Heritage labels, and has appeared on radio and television internationally.

In addition to her performing activities, Louise teaches early music performance on the faculty at Mills College, and coaches baroque flute at U.C. Berkeley. She is a popular workshop leader for the American Recorder Society, and is a co-founder of the Bay Area’s Junior Recorder Society. Louise holds the graduate diploma in flute from Trinity College of Music, London, and the diploma for baroque flute performance from the Arnhem Conservatory in the Netherlands, where her teacher was Wilbert Hazelzet.  She also studied baroque music performance practice with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.

Background photo by Nika Korniyenko