Heather is currently a Junior Fellow at Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she graduated with a Distinction in the Orchestral Artistry Masters in 2018, having competed her undergraduate music degree at Newcastle University, graduating with First Class Honours.
Throughout her studies she was generously supported by Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Zetland Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust, The Altrusa Careers Trust, The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust, The Women’s Career Foundation, and The Yorkshire Ladies’ Council of Education. In 2017 she won the D’Addario Single Reed Prize at the North London Music Festival and has enjoyed playing side by side with the LSO in Trafalgar Square and the Barbican, working with musicians from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, performing with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and performing Richard Rodney Bennett’s Sonatina for solo clarinet in a BBC Radio 3 Total Immersion Concert.
Heather particularly enjoys working on contemporary music, improvisation and collaborating with composers in London and abroad; she attended the Ensemble Modern Summer Academy 2018 and Impuls Festival in Graz earlier this year. As well as her freelance work as a clarinettist and bass clarinettist Heather performs with a variety of chamber groups, including a clarinet trio, wind quintet and clarinet-flute duet. She also plays with the London Soundpainting Orchestra and freelances with singer-songwriters as a multi-instrumentalist.