In recognition of what NouLou stands for, we received a grant from the Robert & Clarita Whitney Fund to give a special New Year’s Eve performance at the Seelbach Hotel’s Ratskeller in December 2022. For our premiere album, “Nou Edition” in collaboration with Nicholas Finch, we received the prestigious Alice M. Ditson Fund Grant to record them and most recently we have received a grant from the Snowy Owl Foundation to help support the label. We have also participated in outreach concert opportunities made possible by the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Grant through the Louisville Musicians Union and Louisville Youth Orchestra. In the spring of 2023, NouLou was accepted to work with Leadership Louisville’s Program Encore Team to help us continue providing these special chamber music experiences for our city.


NouLou Chamber Players is a vibrant ensemble bringing together Louisville’s elite classical musicians to provide our community with exceptional music-making outside of the traditional concert hall. Our salon style of performing in intimate settings is reminiscent of the way chamber music was enjoyed centuries ago, but with our own fresh take and modern flair. Our Parlor Series, in partnership with the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum & Oxmoor Farm, brings to life these traditions in chamber music. We have also enjoyed collaborations with Cave Hill Cemetery, Fête de la Musique Louisville, Filson Historical Society, Gravely Brewing Company, New Lens presented by 90.5 WUOL and 21C Museum Hotel Louisville, the New Music Festival at University of Louisville, the Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast, Treyton Oak Towers, and Violins of Hope Louisville.

Our Name

A blending of the ideas ‘NuLu’ and the French word ‘nouveau’, NouLou Chamber Players is a versatile collective of highly trained, classical musicians who curate concerts, and give deeply moving performances in a multitude of locations.


NouLou Chamber Players aims to continue with the city of Louisville’s historic commitment to furthering musical innovation worldwide through commissions, premieres and recording projects. In April 2019, we commissioned three new cello concertos commissioned with Louisville Orchestra Principal Cellist Nicholas Finch. In April 2023, we recorded these works and the album, “Nou Edition,” will be released in the spring of 2024.

For the 23/24 Season, NouLou is pleased to commission & premiere chamber music works by Jack McFadden-Talbot & Daniel Gilliam.

Other projects have included the Kentucky premiere of Mahler Symphony No. 4 (chamber version) under the baton of Louisville Orchestra Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz and soprano Emily Albrink; and a residency with the University of Louisville’s Composition Department by working with & premiering new works by its graduate students during the New Music Festival.


We have expanded our educational mission through programs with the Louisville Academy of Music, the University of Louisville School of Music’s Composition Department, and the Louisville Youth Orchestra.