henry hargreaves
Henry and cello!

Henry, 21, is currently studying for BMus in cello performance at the Royal Academy of Music with Felix Schmidt. He started learning aged 6 with Michael Nebe and then Gillian Thoday. Henry has won many prizes, including the May Mukle Prize (Academy cello prize) and an award from the Raphael Sommer Foundation. He has been invited to perform concertos at venues in Spain, France, Italy and around the UK in venues including Fairfield Halls.

He has given numerous solo and chamber recitals at venues and festivals including St James Piccadilly, the Forge Camden, Mozarteum Salzburg, Marylebone Festival, Cambridge University, Charlton House, Academy Russian Chamber Music festival and including a recital raising over £500 for Evelina Children’s Hospital. Henry was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 2014/5 which included performing at the BBC proms and Young Euro Classic, Berlin. At the Academy he has performed in Symphony Orchestra projects with Semyon Bychkov, Marin Alsop, Ed Gardner, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Christopher Warren Green. When time is free Henry enjoys cooking, running, walking in the mountains and watching athletics championship