Biography

Heather was inspired to play the harp at the age of six and as a junior student at Trinity College of Music she studied harp with Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly and continued her studies at The Royal Academy of Music, London with Karen Vaughan (Head of Harp) graduating with an MA with Distinction, BMus (Hons) and an LRAM harp teaching qualification.

 

Heather currently freelances as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician and has performed for Royalty, at celebrity events and prestigious concert venues including The Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, Glyndebourne Opera House, Kensington Palace and St James’ Palace.

The harp is a versatile instrument and Heather enjoys pushing its boundaries. From a young age Heather has been interested in different types of harps and in addition to the Classical Harp plays Celtic, Baroque triple and Paraguayan Harps.

As an active chamber musician Heather is a founder member of The Aurora Trio and Acacia Flute and Harp Duo. From 2014-2016 The Aurora Trio was awarded a prestigious chamber music fellowship at The Royal Academy of Music, they also work together as musical artists for Live Music Now and The Concordia Foundation.

 

Heather has featured on a number of recordings including composer Paul Patterson’s CD ‘Harp Gallery’ which showcases his works for harp,  a recording for Rick Wakeman and a number of video game sound-tracks including the award winning ‘Total War’ series.

Performance highlights include playing in the choir of 60 harps at the Royal Opera House, London for His Royal Highness Prince Charles 60th birthday celebration and performing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Cyprus Sinfonia.