8ft Project Founder / Cellist / Researcher
Hetti Price is quickly earning a reputation as an outstanding soloist, chamber musician and continuo player. Having studied on a full scholarship at Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Richard Lester, Richard Jenkinson, Alexander Baillie, and Adrian Brendel (modern cello); Joseph Crouch, Henrik Persson, and Richard Tunnicliffe (baroque cello); and Reiko Ichise and Liam Byrne (viola da gamba); she was then offered a Junior Fellowship to continue to study and coach chamber music. Whilst there she won every available competition, including the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize, the Derek Young Memorial Award for Chamber Music, the Birmingham Symphony Hall Prize, The Leamington Music Club Prize, The Corton Hyde Early Music Prize, The Ambache Prize, the Birmingham Conservatoire Strings Prize, the Doris Newton Club Prize, the John Ireland Prize, and the Birmingham Conservatoire Concerto Prize.
She regularly performs in differing venues across the UK, which include intimate chamber music society venues, and larger establishments such as The Southbank Centre in London, Birmingham Town Hall, Sheffield Town Hall and the Warwick Arts Centre. In the last few years she completed a 27-date UK tour with period ensemble Lady Georgianna, and was invited to attend the prestigious International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove with the Hepplewhite Piano Trio, with whom she will be recording with next year for Convivium Records. Hetti recently got invited to perform at the Domaine Forget Festival in Canada alongside Huw Watkins and Pekka Kussisto performing the Frank Piano Quintet as well as George Crumb’s ‘Black Angels’ for electric string quartet. As soloist she has performed live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’, and after successfully winning the UK Delius competition, has been asked to record the Delius Double Concerto.
Hetti enjoys performing period music and as a continuo player has recorded CD’s for commercial release with Eboracum Baroque, the Apollo Consort, The Amade Players, The Brook Street Band, the Birmingham Baroque Ensemble, and a recording with Penelope Appleyard (soprano) of Handel’s nine German Arias. As well as the classical stage, Hetti enjoys performing for theatre, performing as solo cellist for ‘Orlando’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester with Suranne Jones in 2014 and performing at The Globe in 2015.
She plays a wide variety of period instruments including the baroque, classical and modern cello, the bass violin, the viola da gamba and the arpeggione. She is currently involved in researching the bass violin and its role in England.