22 year old cellist Hattie Butterworth is currently studying with Raphael Wallfisch at the Royal College of Music with a foundation scholarship, supported by the Knights of the Round Table.
Hattie has given solo recitals at the London Charterhouse, Lichfield Festival, The Town Church in St Peter Port, Guernsey, Emmanuel URC in Cambridge, St Olaves Hart St, St Peter’s Church Canterbury and Manchester Cathedral. She has also performed in masterclasses with eminent professors, such as Torleif Thedeen, Johannes Goritzki, Hannah Roberts and Melissa Phelps.
Hattie has also performed as a soloist with orchestras, most recently performing Bloch’s ‘From Jewish Life’ with the Hereford Youth Orchestra, the Rococo Variations with the Bridgnorth Sinfonia. She has also sat as principal cello in the Royal College of Music Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hattie is a member of the award-winning Odora Piano Trio, who recently reached the semi-finals of the St Martin in-the-Fields Chamber Competition. They have performed widely within London and the UK, in venues such as St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh and St Brides Church in London. They are passionate about performing works by lesser-known and seldom played English composers such as Herbert Sumsion and John Ireland.
Hattie has developed an interest into the life and works of Sir Edward Elgar, is an active member of the Elgar Society. She also writes an online blog for international string company, Larsen Strings about the life of a music student. You can visit the blog here