Harriet is studying with Yvonne Kenny at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Opera Course programme. In 2018 she graduated with distinction from the GSMD Artist Masters Programme studying with Professor Susan McCulloch on the Artist Masters Course, and is an alumni of the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Jennifer Dakin and Audrey Hyland. Harriet is a Samling Artist, Oxford Lieder Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, and a Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Ensemble Artist.
Harriet recently made her Wigmore Hall debut with Graham Johnson in a recital of Schubert Lieder and returned to the Wigmore Hall for a recital with the Prince Consort as a Side by Side Artist. At the Ryedale Festival she collaborated in recitals with Christopher Glynn, The Phoenix Piano Trio and Adam Walker, and Ian Tindale. With Ian Tindale she gave a Rising Stars recital at the International Lied Festival Zeist, at the Chiltern Arts Festival she performed in Brahms in Love devised by Jeremy Sams and Christopher Glynn, and at the GSMD sang in Iain Burnside's latest production Swansong.
She was joint winner of the 2018 Oxford Lieder Young Artists Platform with Michael Pandya, won the 2017 Paul Hamburger prize for Lieder, the Franz-Schubert-Institut competition leading to a full scholarship to study at the 2017 FSI.
New music highlights include performing Varèse's Offrandes as part of the BBC's Total Immersion series with Geoffrey Paterson and the Guildhall New Music ensemble, works by Weir and Golijov in the This is Rattle series at the Barbican (Milton Court Concert Hall), Weir's Nuits D'Afrique with the Phoenix Piano Trio and Adam Walker at the Ryedale Festival, and the premiere of Edward Nesbit's The Burial of the Stars alongside Cellophony at the Barbican (Milton Court Concert Hall).
Operatic roles have included Gold-Tressed Maiden (The Hogboon) with the LSO directed by Sir Simon Rattle at the Barbican, Eurydice (L'Orphee), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Carolina (Il Matrimonio Segreto), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Drusilla (L'incoronazione di Poppea) for the Guildhall School opera scenes, Emmie (Albert Herring) with Hampstead Garden Opera, Lead Vocalist (Improvised History of the World) at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Mary 2 (The Passion and Resurrection) at the Voices of London Festival and Jove as Diana (La Calisto) and Barbarina (Marriage of Figaro) with Hampstead Garden Opera.
Harriet also enjoys working with young voices and is the vocal coach to the choristers of St Mary Merton. She is grateful for the financial support of Hazel and Chris Abbott, the Sidney Perry Foundation, the Guildhall School, The Altrusa Careers Trust, The Michael James Music Trust and The Winship Foundation. For future performances please see Schedule.
Photo credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke