- Instrument: Harp
Heather started learning the harp aged 10 with Professor Daphne Boden. She was awarded a GMDS Scholarship to attend the Purcell School of Music in 2012 and is a beneficiary of the Robert Bouffler Music Trust. Having gained a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam, aged 15, Heather went on to win the Purcell School Student Showcase and she performed her programme at the Wigmore Hall. In her final year, Heather was Head Girl. In July 2015 she was awarded the long-term loan of the “Charles Steer Promenaders’ Salvi Aurora Harp’’ by the Cherubim Music Trust. Heather was section leader of the National Youth Harp Orchestra who premiered her composition ‘’World Harp Symphony’’ at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
In 2018 Heather was awarded a scholarship to continue her music studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Imogen Barford. In 2021 Heather performed as soloist with the Guildhall Chamber Orchestra performing Panufniks Harp concert Powers and Dominions and was recently awarded the Musicians’ Company Award to continue with a masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Page Updated: July 2023
Musicians’ Company Award: Musicians’ Company David Goldman Award 2022
Photo Credit: Vanessa Wagner