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Born and brought up in London, Louisa Lasdun studied music and graduated from the Dartington College of Arts in Devon. She took further composition studies under John Tavener and trained as a music teacher at the Institute of Education at London University. She has been a music teacher for children and youngsters for the past ten years, and has collaborated with the Anna Scher Children's Theatre for many years. She plays and composes for a jazz-big-band. She also authored 'Listen To All They Say' an essay about the application of pop-music in secondary school education.
She has lived in Zurich since 1989 and has produced several compositions, five of which where commissioned works and have been performed in Switzerland and abroad. She works as a freelance composer.