Harriet is studying with Yvonne Kenny at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Opera Course programme. In 2018 she graduated from the GSMD Artist Masters Programme, studying with Professor Susan McCulloch and Yvonne Kenny, with a distinction and a concert recital diploma. She is a Samling Artist, Oxford Lieder Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, and a Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Ensemble Artist.
An advocate of song, recent highlights include making her Wigmore Hall debut with Graham Johnson in a recital of Schubert Lieder. She has performed in numerous recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival alongside Caitlin Hulcup and Christopher Glynn, Adam Walker, James Ballieu and Brian O’Kane, and her Oxford Lieder Young Artist duo partner Michael Pandya. At the Ryedale Festival she collaborated in recitals with Christopher Glynn, The Phoenix Piano Trio and Adam Walker, and Ian Tindale. She has travelled to the Netherlands to give a recital at the International Lied Festival Zeist with Ian Tindale, and to Belgium for a recital at deSingel with Samuel Hasselhorn and Graham Johnson. Through the Guildhall School she has been a Prince Consort Side by Side Artist performing at the Wigmore Hall, and performed in Iain Burnside’s latest production Swansong in Milton Court Studio Theatre.
She was joint winner of the 2018 Oxford Lieder Young Artists Platform with Michael Pandya, won the 2017 Paul Hamburger prize for Lieder, and the Franz-Schubert-Institut competition leading to a full scholarship to study at the 2017 FSI. Harriet’s debut album, volume VIII of Graham Johnson’s Complete Brahms Lieder with Hyperion, will be released in 2019.
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, Zdenka (Arabella), Governess (Turn of the Screw), Jano (Jenufa), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Marzelline (Fidelio), 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 Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors, the Guildhall School Trust, The Altrusa Careers Trust, The Michael James Music Trust and The Winship Foundation.For future performances please see Schedule.
Photo credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke