Loes Visser is an inspiring conductor who challenges and inspires the orchestra, working in an atmosphere of friendship, responsibility and devotion to music. She invites her musicians to realise their musical dreams together, always persuing a high standard. Her musical programmes exhale vision and creativity and invite the audience to listen. Her mission: to bring out the best in musicians with great love for the music and its listeners!
Loes Visser started conducting at the age of 18 and has since 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, sopranos Miranda van Kralingen and Bernadeta Astari, violinists Liza Ferschtman, Charlie Siem, Carla Leurs, Maria Milstein, Rosanne Philippens, Daniel Rowland and the great cellist Gavriel Lipkind.
With her Adamello Ensemble, which she founded in 1990, Loes Visser performed in special locations with a.o. programs around Dutch women composers Alba Rosa Viëtor en Henrietta Bosmans, concerttours 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 programmes 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 in great performances and inspires them in their passion to grow as musicians. She is a true coach for young musical talent.
From 2015 till 2019 she was head of the ArtEZ Chamber Music Department at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Zwolle, Netherlands where she successfully introduced the ArtEZ Chamber Music Sessions as part of a new chamber music curriculum.
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.