Henry Hargreaves

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Experienced cellist with versatile performance interests including orchestral and new music. Successful private class. Tutor at YMC.
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This season Henry performs as Principal Cellist of the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloist’s, participates in the London Symphony Orchestra String experience scheme and premieres new pieces for solo cello by Stephen McNeff and Alexander Papp. He appears in London performing Bach with the Strand Consort and in Oxford with Merton College Choir. Henry is principal cellist with the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra and teaches at the Youth Music Centre in North London. Henry will also join the European Union Youth Orchestra. Upcoming engagements include performing with Glyndebourne Touring Opera through the Pit Perfect scheme, recording for Delphian records with Merton College Choir and a coffee concert at Champs Hill Music Room. Highlights from previous seasons include performing the Schumann Cello Concerto at the Waterloo Festival, a side-by-side project with the Nash Ensemble at Wigmore Hall and chamber music performances as part of the Thinking Musician Festival in Italy. Henry has performed live on Resonance FM and was a participant in the Britten Pears Young Artist’s programme in 2019. In the recording studio Henry has recorded for Metier Records and Miraco Studio. Henry’s musical education began aged 6 at the Bromley Youth Music Trust with Michael Nebe followed by private study with Gillian Thoday. He went on to complete a bachelor’s degree with first class honours at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Felix Schmidt and is currently completing a postgraduate degree at the same institution with Benjamin Hughes on scholarship. Henry has won numerous competitions and award’s both at the Royal Academy and externally. Henry plays on a 1750 English Cello and a Christian Wanka bow.

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Henry's Song list

Solo repertoire:
Alberga- Ride Through
Bach- Cello Suite's
Franchomme- Caprice's
Kodaly- Sonata for Solo Cello
McNeff- Trig
Papp- Midwinter
Concerto Repertoire:
Boccherini- Concerto in B flat major
Dvorak- Concerto in B Minor
Elgar- Concerto in E Minor
Haydn- Concerto in C Major
Haydn- Concerto in D Major
Saint Saens- Concerto in A Minor
Schumann- Concerto in A Minor
Shostakovich- Concerto no.1 in E flat major
Prokofiev- Sinfonia Concertante
Tchaikovsky- Rococo Variations
Walton- Concerto

Henry's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£520

Henry's Reviews

From customers:

Elai S
2 years ago

I first heard the sound of Cello when Henry who used to be our neighbour was playing it. At year 3 I asked Henry if he can teach me and now at year 7 - studying with Henry for 4 years, I am on grade 5 holding a music scholarship in my school and won a silver award at the your musician of the year for 2020. I enjoy my lessons with Henry and do learn a lot, even during lockdown I managed to progress with the zoom sessions. Henry’s passion for music and his dedication to my progress, encourages me to try harder, learn and achieve more.

Manasvini M
8 years ago

Perhaps the standout performance of the evening came from Henry Hargreaves... who performed the Shostakovich piece (Cello Concerto no.1) from memory.. it was incredible to behold