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 Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast, Treyton Oak Towers, and Violins of Hope Louisville.

The 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 for Louisville Orchestra Principal Cellist Nicholas Finch. This 2021/22 Season’s projects include the Kentucky premiere of Mahler Symphony No. 4 (chamber version) under the baton of Louisville Orchestra Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz and soprano Emily Albrink; 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; and the recording of ‘First Edition’, the three cello concertos commissioned in 2019.


NouLou Chamber Players is committed to the education of chamber music through several programs, including Louisville Youth Orchestra Master Chamber Players, Louisville Academy of Music, and the University of Louisville School of Music Composition Department & New Music Festival.