Professional freelance bagpiper and cellist; graduate of Royal Academy of Music. Accomplished soloist/chamber/orchestral musician.
Harriet McCall Davies is a piper and cellist based in London and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where she was the recipient of the Sir John Barbirolli and Peter Halling Memorial Prizes during her studies. She now juggles a busy freelance career performing, teaching, writing, and broadcasting. As a cellist under the tuition of Felix Schmidt, whilst at the RAM Harriet received masterclasses from Sung-Won Yang, Colin Carr and Mario Brunello and performed regularly with the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra under the batons of some of the world’s leading conductors including Sir Mark Elder, Sir Colin Davis, Edward Gardner, Semyon Bychkov, Jac van Steen, and Thierry Fischer. Actively involved in music education Hattie is a recipient of The Diana Award and was nominated for a Times Educational Supplement Award. When it comes to piping Hattie is a versatile musician experienced both in the worlds of the marching pipe band and as a solo piper. She regularly plays, and parades with the Rose and Thistle Pipe band and has toured Europe with them most recently to Ypres and Cologne.
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