20 year old cellist Hattie Butterworth is a recipient of many awards, such as the Bulmer Beckett Foundation Young Musician of the Year award, Help Musicians UK award and an Agar Trust Award. Hattie is currently studying her undergraduate with Melissa Phelps and Maria Zachariadou at the Royal College of Music with a coveted foundation scholarship, supported by the Fenella and Harry Hope Memorial Scholarship. Hattie began the cello shortly before turning 12 and achieved her grade 8 distinction within 3 years.
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 school’s quartet competition and was principal cello of the symphony orchestra during her final year.
Hattie has given solo recitals at the London Charterhouse, Lichfield Festival, Lansdowne Club in Mayfair, Shire Hall in Hereford and Manchester Cathedral. She has also performed in masterclasses with eminent professors, such as Johannes Goritzki, Hannah Roberts, Alexander Baillie and William Bruce and was invited by Guy Johnston to take part in a masterclass with him at the Barbican as part of the events marking the BBC Young Musician final in 2016. Last summer Hattie was selected to attend the Quattro Corde festival in Italy and performed many solo and chamber concerts during the festival.
Hattie is a member of the award winning piano trio, The Odora Trio, and has performed with them at The Charterhouse, Concerts for Craswall in Herefordshire, St Peter’s Eaton Square and Southwark Cathedral to name but a few.
Hattie has developed an interest into the life and works of Sir Edward Elgar, is a member of the Elgar Society and writes an online blog about both Elgar and life as a musician. Last year Hattie’s blog was picked up by Larsen Strings, who featured her string reviews and posts about performance anxiety on their website. Hattie plays a Neuner and Hornsteiner cello circa. 1890