bio

louella alatiit

Based in the Netherlands, Louella Alatiit is an active violinist with a diverse performing career, this has led her to work with many prestigious period-instrument ensembles as well as up-and-coming ensembles based in Europe, Canada and the U.S.A. This includes groups such as, The English Concert, The King’s Consort, Opera Fuoco (France), Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht (Netherlands), Concerto d’Amsterdam, Collegium Musicum Den Haag, B’rock (Belgium), Les Passions de l’Ame (Switzerland), Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Canada), Early Music Vancouver, Victoria Baroque Players, Trondheim Barokk (Norway), New York Collegium, and Concert Royal (New York).

Ms. Alatiit has also worked with many renowned conductors and directors such as, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Iván Fischer, Vladimir Jurowski, Ton Koopman, Harry Bicket, Laurence Cummings, René Jacobs, Rachel Podger, and Enrico Onofri. Additionally, she has recorded with many of the ensembles listed above on labels such as Harmonia Mundi; Deutsche Grammophon; SONY Switzerland; ATMA Classique; Simax Classics; Zig-Zag Territoires; Vivat; and K617 and such activity has also seen her appear on television broadcasts featured on the BBC (Proms), Medici, and ARTE television networks.  She was selected as a young apprentice for The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in 2007-2008 and for the English Baroque Soloists in 2009-2010.

Formally, she studied baroque violin with Kati Debretzeni at the Early Music Department of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Prior to her studies as a Baroque violinist, Ms.Alatiit obtained a Masters in Music in Violin Performance from Stony Brook University in 2004 and she also received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from McGill University in 2002 under the tutelage of Denise Lupien. Furthermore, she obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook. During her graduate studies at Stony Brook, she studied with violinists: Philip Setzer, Pamela Frank and Ani Kavafian and also had regular chamber music coachings with the Emerson Quartet, pianist Gil Kalish and harpsichordist Arthur Haas –her principal adviser throughout her Doctor of Musical Arts.

She has given coachings to undergraduate and graduate performance students in Stony Brook University’s baroque ensemble as well as given lectures and master classes on Historical Performance Practice in Taiwan at several post-secondary institutions including: Tainan Women’s College of Arts & Technology and Taipei National University of the Arts.

Ms. Alatiit currently plays on a ‘Pieter Rombouts’ violin c. 1710 Amsterdam on loan by the Dutch National Foundation for Musical Instruments (NMF –Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds).  From 2012-2015, Ms. Alatiit played on a ‘Hendrik Jacobs’ violin c. 1700 on loan from the NMF.