Hattie McCall Davies

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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. 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. 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.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Military, Classical, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Ceillidh, Marching, Scottish music
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Bagpipes, Cello
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Event types:
Burns night, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist
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Jasmine W, 4 months ago

We hired Hattie to play our Burns Night dinner and she was fantastic. She created several set lists to fit in with the schedule for the evening, and was very helpful and accommodating throughout the whole planning process. I would highly recommend Hattie to anyone looking for a piper for any event.