Awardee: Louis Abbott


Louis caught the eye of his percussion teacher at an early age at Beeslack School in Penicuik. She considered him to be the most naturally talented young percussionist she had ever taught.

Joint winner of the Colin O’Rairdon Memorial Competition in 2003, Louis gained a place in the RSAMD Junior School, later progressing to the RSAMD to study music.

Equally at home in playing orchestral, jazz and rock styles, and a gifted soloist on both marimba and drum kit, Louis is also a talented composer and regularly records his original works. He has a wonderful career in music ahead of him.

How the Award Helped

Louis received a Daughter of Dewar Award for a range of new percussion equipment.