“…An all-ruling musical leading woman with attention for every effort and every detail…”
(Leeuwarder Courant, April 2004)
“It was really something that the conductor Loes Visser managed to get out of the State Symphony Orchestra from Ukraine with her graceful sculpting movements(….)Visser’s grip was marvellous.“
(Leeuwarder Courant, October 2003
Loes Visser conducted several orchestras both at home and abroad, including The kiev Soloists, The European Sinfonietta, The Slovak Sinfonietta, The State Symphony Orchestra from Ukraine and The Adamello Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra. She has been artistic director and chief conductor of the latter since 1990. She regularly appears as a guest conductor and with her own Adamello Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra.
In the Netherlands she has conducted in, among others, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, De Doelen in Rotterdam and the Dr.Anton Philipszaal in the Hague. Her energetic, bubbly performances get more and more applause. Loes Visser likes special programmes in special places. Examples of this are the yearly prison concert in the Scheveningen Prison, children’s concerts during which she takes children into the world of classical music while conducting and explaining, and a concert series about the Dutch composer Henriëtte Bosmans in the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage.
Visser has a preference for opera, expressed in the opera concerts and operas she conducts, including the Dutch première of Fleischman/Shostakovich’s ‘Rothchild’s Violin’ and Puccini’s ‘Le Villi’, seldom performed in the Netherlands. She regularly conducts programmes with opera arias, with, among others, the sopranos Miranda van Kralingen and Eva Westbroek and the tenor Frank van Aken.
She also conducted programmes dedicated to modern music with a.o. the Nieuw Ensemble.
Loes Visser (1959) studied violin with Bouw Lemkes, viola with Jürgen Kussmaul and conducting with Ed Spanjaard and Lucas Vis, at both the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatorium in the Hague. In addition she had private tuition and received master classes from Franco Ferrara and Guennadi Rozdestvenski in Sienna and from Bernard Haitink, Ilja Mussin and Constantin Bugeanu.