Harriet Mackenzie - Violin

Harriet Mackenzie is an internationally renowned concerto soloist and has performed across five continents. Her recordings include concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Nova and the English Symphony Orchestra and she has recorded on the NMC, Dutton, Discovery and Nimbus labels. These have received international acclaim, including ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Gramophone Magazine, cited for Harriet’s 'superbly responsive playing... faultless technique and unfailing insight'. Live broadcasts include BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Radio London and Hungarian National Radio.

As well as performing all the standard repertoire, Harriet is an ambassador for contemporary music. She has performed many world premieres with music specifically written for her, including Robert Fokkens’ violin concerto (premiered Southbank Centre); Graham Coatman’s  violin concerto (premiered Swaledale Festival) and Deborah Prichard's 'Wall of Water' violin concerto (premiered LSO St Luke's). She has performed recitals in prestigious halls such as the Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Budapest Marble Hall and Kyiv Hall of Marble Columns. A multi-faceted virtuoso, she is also fascinated by world music styles and composes and improvises in many different styles.

As well as her solo work, Harriet is also a founder member of the innovative trio Kosmos Ensemble, violin duo Retorica, the Karolos Ensemble and also performs with pianists Christopher Glynn, Anna Tilbrook, Danny Driver and guitarist Morgan Szymanski.

Harriet graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with First Class honours, M.Mus and DipRAM. In 2015, she was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). Also in 2015, she was awarded the Richard Carne Fellowship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.

Future highlights include solo and chamber music performances in China, Channel Islands, Italy, Scotland, Sweden, Spain, Germany, South Korea and Japan.

Find out more about Harriet, including forthcoming engagegments, on her own website.