Harriet began playing at the age of three, performing publicly a year later. At the age of five, Harriet had a full scholarship from 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 International Piano Festival aged eight, Harriet's "Exceptional musicianship, poise and supreme confidence" was critically acclaimed. A year later her 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 Lloyd Webber on ITV"s "Britain's Brilliant Prodigies", 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 Martin-in-the-Fields, St John's Smith Square, St John's Waterloo, Cheltenham Recital Series, The Reform Club, St. James's Piccadilly, Castle Howard and for the Ambassador of the United States. Harriet also 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, and London. Harriet is a Yamaha Artist USA, a voting member of the New York chapter of the Recording Academy an artist for the TJ Martell Foundation. Performing most recently in New York for Cynthia Nixon at her fundraiser to become Governor of NYC, Carnegie Hall, Carriage House Studios, The Cutting Room, 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 is looking forward to her upcoming performances at Le Poisson Rouge NYC and Blue Whale LA 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. The album is now available!
Harriet Stubbs - piano