Louis De Nil is a doctoral student at the Royal College of Music, supervised by Dr Natasha Loges and Norbert Meyn.
His research examines drama found in Schubert’s early music through a musicological study, performance practice research and a score based software analysis. An aim of Louis’ research is a greater understanding of the foundations of Schubert’s compositional style and performance practices in lieder. Focusing his study on this pivotal time in art song, he hopes to increase the understanding of the origins of Schubert’s lieder.
Louis holds a vocal performance masters degree from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to this, he completed his undergraduate degree in Music History at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.
Louis is also an accomplished tenor. He has performed with the VISI, Opera Nuova, Opera McGill, and UWOpera.
Louis began to specialize in art song over the course of his graduate studies and completed a recital of Schubert’s Winterreise and Die Schöne Müllerin.