23 year old cellist Hattie Butterworth is a Countess of Munster Trust award holder and recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, where she studied as a foundation scholar with Raphael Wallfisch and Melissa Phelps.

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 Guy Johnston.

 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 and toured Russia and the UK with the Britten Shostakovich Festival Orchestra.

Hattie is cellist in the award-winning Odora Piano Trio. The trio were semi-finalists in the 2020 St Martin’s Chamber Competition at St Martin in-the-Fields. They have also played across the UK, touring Scotland, Wales and rural areas of England. They have attended the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival and received tuition from the Doric, Elias and Chillingirian string quartets, as well as renowned musicians Raphael Wallfisch, Andrew West and Richard Lester. The trio have an interest in promoting the music of 20th Century British composers and have most recently uncovered the piano trio of the late organist of Gloucester Cathedral, and close friend of Edward Elgar, Herbert Sumsion.

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