Harriet Astbury read Music at the University of Huddersfield obtaining First Class Honours. She was also awarded the University Singing Prize. Harriet is a former member and soloist of the internationally renowned Cantamus Girls’ Choir and pupil of Pamela Cook MBE. During her 10 years as a member of the choir, Harriet performed extensively in Europe and Asia participating in international competitions. Some of these include the Maasmechelen Music Festival in Belgium, European Choir Games in Austria and The Voyage of Song competition in Malaysia and Singapore. She has also performed with the choir at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and at the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.
As part of a small ensemble, Harriet has performed operatic scenes of Mozart, Verdi and Bizet and was featured as a soloist on a broadcast for BBC Radio 3. She also holds the Michael Peake award for Outstanding Oratorio Performance.
Her recent solo performances include Brahms Requiem, Bach Cantatas BMV 202 and 209 and Haydn’s Creation.
She is currently studying under the tutelage of Rachel Nicholls.