Loes Visser started conducting at the age of 18 and she led several orchestra’s both at home and abroad, including the Kiev Soloists, The European Sinfonietta, the Slowak Sinfonietta, the State Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Dutch ‘New Ensemble’. She performed with great soloists like pianists Naum Grubert and Daniel Wayenberg, soprano Eva Maria Westbroek, tenor Frank van Aken, soprano Miranda van Kralingen, violinists Liza Ferschtman, Charlie Siem, Carla Leurs, Maria Milstein, Rosanne Philippens and the great cellist Gavriel Lipkind.
With her own Adamello Ensemble, which she founded in 1990, Loes Visser performed in special locations with a.o. two programs around Dutch women composers Alba Rosa Viëtor en Henrietta Bosmans, 8 tours to Italy and a series of Young Person’s Concerts in the spirit of the great Leonard Bernstein. Most radical were the concerts performed with the ensemble inside the Dutch jail in Scheveningen.
Loes Visser loves to conduct opera. She conducted a.o. the West Side Story (ballet) and seldom heard opera’s like Puccini’s ‘les Villi’ and ‘Rothchild’s violin’ by Fleishmann/ Shostakovich, but also many concertante aria’s from Tosca to la Bohème.
In 2007 Loes Visser founded the Britten Youth String Orchestra for young talented musicians. She leads the young string players to great performances and success in their passion to grow as musicians.
Loes Visser studied violin with Bouw Lemkes and viola with Jürgen Kussmaul before switching to studying conducting at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatory in the Hague in the Netherlands. She studied conducting with Ru Sevenhuijsen, Ed Spanjaard and Lucas Vis. She followed master classes in conducting with Bernard Haitink, Ilja Mussin, Constantin Bugeanu, Franco Ferrara and Guennadi Rozdestvenski.