Based in the Netherlands, Louella Alatiit is an active violinist with a diverse performing career. Her musical inspiration extends from the expressiveness and improvisatory elements of baroque music, as well as the unique sonority and expression obtainable with period instruments. This has led her to focus on performing baroque, classical, and romantic music in a style specific to the era and on instruments from these periods, which she does with some of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles, as well as other up-and-coming groups. In this capacity, Alatiit works with many renowned conductors and directors and tours throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. With respect to her qualifications, she is a graduate of three prestigious schools—holding a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from McGill University, a Diploma in Baroque Violin from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, as well as a Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.
Ms. Alatiit has performed with groups such as, The English Concert, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, 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), and Trondheim Barokk (Norway). She has also worked with Canadian and American early music ensembles such as, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Victoria Baroque Players, New York Collegium, and Concert Royal (New York). Additionally, she has worked under notable conductors 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.
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. Additionally, she has given coachings to undergraduate and graduate performance students in Stony Brook University’s baroque ensemble.
Ms. Alatiit currently plays on a ‘Pieter Rombouts’ violin c. 1710 Amsterdam on loan since 2016 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.