The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Henrietta Hill

Henrietta, from Derbyshire, is a London-based violist who enjoys a varied musical career with a special interest in chamber music and contemporary music. Her debut CD with the Rest Ensemble with the Sheva Contemporary Label of chamber music and a Solo Viola Sonata by esteemed British composer Robin Holloway, was released in June 2018 to coincide with Robin’s 75th birthday celebrations. Henrietta studied for a Masters in Performance at the Guildhall School of Music 2014-2016 with Matthew Jones where she won chamber music awards including the Ivan Sutton Award, as a member of the Durufle Trio. Since graduating, she has held a three year Junior Strings Fellowship. She has performed with the Wihan Quartet, Richard Lester, Andrew Brownell, Krysia Osostowicz, Robin Ireland, Rafael Todes, Ursula Smith and Jaqueline Ross. She is a member of Alkyona Quartet; Ensemble Nova Luce; the Drucker Piano Quartet and Scordatura ‘Women’s Music Collective’ who support the work of female composers. In her chamber music collaborations, Henrietta especially enjoys working in cross-arts collaborations. As well as performing, Henrietta enjoys organising Music Events, chamber music coaching and consulting musical-based organisations and individuals on Social Media marketing.

Henrietta has performed on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ with the Bach String Quartet, and has enjoyed performing both in London and abroad such as in Rome and St Petersberg and in festivals such as Lake District Summer Music International Festival, the Three Choirs Festival, Purbeck Arts Week, Sherborne Abbey Festival plus Orpheus and Bacchus Chamber Music Festivals, France. Henrietta was a MMSF Viola Fellow with the Philharmonia Orchestra 2016-2018. She has premiered new works by Giles Swayne, Douglas Finch, Graham Fitkin, Rhiannon Randle, Colin Riley, Tom Armstrong, and Peter Seabourne. Henrietta is also recent Natural Sciences graduate from the University of Cambridge, where she was based before pursuing her viola studies in London.

Henrietta is very grateful to the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation for loaning to her a beautiful new viola by Paul Noulet.