19 year old cellist Harriet Butterworth is a recipient of many awards, such as the Bulmer Beckett Foundation Young Musician of the Year award, AYM award and EMI sound foundation bursary. Hattie is currently studying with Melissa Phelps at the Royal College of Music as an RCM Foundation Scholar supported by a Douglas & Hilda Simmonds Award. Hattie began the cello aged 11, having grown up surrounded by church music, and was also a chorister as a child. In September 2014, Hattie was accepted into the sixth form at Chetham’s School of Music to study with Anna Menzies. Whilst at Chets, Hattie received the schools’ Ida Caroll bursary award whilst also reaching the final of the schools quartet competition and was principal cello of the symphony orchestra during her final year.
Hattie has given solo recitals at the Lichfield Festival, London Charterhouse, Lansdowne Club in Mayfair, Shire Hall in Hereford and Manchester Cathedral. She has also performed in masterclasses with eminent professors, such as Guy Johnston, Johannes Goritzki, Hannah Roberts, Alexander Baillie and William Bruce. Hattie has also been involved in a number of outreach projects, including a tours to Jersey and Lithuania. Hattie has developed an interest into the life and works of Sir Edward Elgar and spends free time researching and writing an online blog for Larsen Strings. Hattie plays a Neuner and Hornsteiner cello circa. 1890