Highlights with the FSQ include concerts at Kings Place and Wigmore Hall, performances on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune,’ long-term residencies at the University of St Andrews, Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge and Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, tours throughout the UK and abroad and several professional recordings.
Outside of the FSQ, Heather appears in chamber groups including Duo Harboyan-Tuach, which is about to release its first recording, Armenian Music for Cello and Piano (Divine Art Records). The Duo recently appeared at Memorial University of Newfoundland and at Les Jeunesses Musicales House in Montreal. Heather also plays in the Roskell Piano Trio, which is in residence at London Sutton House.
Heather performs as a soloist, for example the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 with the Academy of St Olaves in York, and the Haydn C major Concerto with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. She freelances with many of the modern and period orchestras orchestras in England and has been a member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Lysy in Switzerland.
She studied cello at Memorial University of Newfoundland, McGill University, the International Menuhin Music Academy and Stony Brook University, where she completed a Doctorate of Music. Her main teachers were Colin Carr and Antonio Lysy and more recently, Moray Welsh. Chamber music coaches have included Orford Quartet cellist Marcel Saint-Cyr and members of the Emerson Quartet.
Heather’s cello is a copy of a 1705 Matteo Goffriller, made by Yorkshire luthier Roger Hansell in 1993.