Harriet Stubbs

Harriet began playing at the age of three, performing publicly a year later. At the age of five, Harriet won a full scholarship from the Elsie & Leonard Cross Memorial Foundation to the Guildhall School of Music studying under the late Professor Emeritus, Jimmy Gibb. At the age of seven Harriet had completed Grade Eight with distinction. Invited to play at the Blackheath International Piano Festival at the age of eight, Harriet’s “Exceptional musicianship, poise and supreme confidence” was critically acclaimed. Harriet went on to give solo recitals all over the UK including the Del a War Pavillion, Canterbury Theatre, Brighton Festival, Castle Howard and St Martin- In-The-Fields. Performances of Mozart’s piano concerto K414 and the Bach D minor with the Primavera Chamber Ensemble at The Rye Festival Winter Series received further recognition, leading to an hour long interview on BBC World Service, BBC Radio York and BBC Southern Counties. Voted one of the top three pianists in Britain by Julian Webber on ITV”s “Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies” at the age of 13, Harriet then went on to play in “Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban”. In the UK Harriet studied her undergraduate degree with Douglas Finch and was performing at St John’s Smith Square, St John’s Waterloo, Cheltenham Recital Series, The Reform Club, St. James’s Piccadilly, The Georgian Theatre Royal, London City Lights Festival, for the Rt Hon Lord Mayor of London and Sheriffs for the 800th Anniversary Awards Trust and for the Ambassador of the United States of America for the Association of American Study Abroad Programmes in the UK. Harriet also has had the pleasure of working on BBC Maestro with Katie Derham, Radio 1 DJ Goldie and Blur bassist Alex James. In Europe Harriet performed in Perugia (with Angela Hewitt), Valencia Spain and Cyprus for the Prime Minister on National Television. Harriet now divides her time between New York City, Los Angeles, London and the Cayman Islands but New York is home. Harriet is a voting member of the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy and an artist for the TJ Martell Foundation. Performing in New York for Cynthia Nixon at her fundraiser to become Governor of NYC, Carnegie Hall, Carriage House Studios, Steinway Hall, and at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Arts) live on MixLR and broadcast on Southern Californian radio station KUSC presented by Yamaha Artist Services New York. Harriet was an adjudicator for the New York Arts Festival as well as addressing the United Nations. Harriet was also featured on KGO Radio in San Francisco, WFUV, WQXR, WPKN and Scala Radio. Harriet’s East Coast Launch was at Le Poisson Rouge NYC and West Coast at Blue Whale LA joined by member of New York City Ballet in support of her first commercial album release distributed by Naxos, produced by multi Grammy award winning producer Russ Titelman and featuring Marianne Faithfull based on the concept of the doors of perception. Heaven and Hell: The Doors Of Perception is out now. During the Pandemic Harriet gave 250 concerts out of her window to up to 200 people a day capturing the hearts of national and international press. Harriet has been awarded a BEM [British Empire Medal] an honour awarded by the Queen for exceptional public service to the arts and sciences and will be attending a Buckingham Palace Garden Party. Harriet is Director and CEO of Sonic Blue Cayman International Festival and most recently composed and performed on James Stevenson’s [The Alarm] album Other Side Of The World. Harriet’s upcoming album that has just been recorded in LA is in collaboration with David Bowie’s pianist Mike Garson: Bowie meets Rachmaninov! Harriet’s podcast The Piano with Harriet Stubbs is now about to run it’s second season featuring guests such as WNYC’s Paul Cavalconte and Dr Cornel West. Harriet has most recently performed for the Arthritis Foundation’s Women In Motion Luncheon, and at a private function for the Avery Fisher family in NYC supporting the Musician’s Foundation, has been sponsored by the National Trust of the Cayman Islands to perform for the government and is looking forward to her third Carnegie Hall performance. Harriet has just been named Musical America’s Top 30 Professionals In The Arts of 2022 and speaks publicly at the United Nations, Congress, Young Concert Artists, and Capacity Interactive about how to build a future in the music industry, inspired by her most recent coverage in Good Morning America and BBC Culture. Outside of music Harriet enjoys academic writing and has just had her first piece published Invisible Women In Blakean Mythology by Blake journal Vala. Harriet is a Dive Master and loves to spend her free time repairing coral reefs, diving in kelp forests and free diving with orca in the arctic contributing to scientific research.

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