Harriet Wiltshire

Harriet studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she received a Distinction in performance on both baroque and modern cellos.

With her chamber ensemble, The Burney Players, she won several awards, including in the Van Wassanaer competition and a Deutsche Bank Pyramid award. The group was ensemble in residence at the Handel House Museum.

Harriet was principal cellist with the Southbank Sinfonia with whom she performed Walton’s Cello Concerto (conducted by Edward Gardner), gave the first public performance of a new work for solo cello by James MacMillan and chamber concerts at the Wigmore hall. 

She plays with many of the London-based period instrument ensembles and modern orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as well as artists such as Paloma Faith, Florence and the Machine and Father John Misty.

She teaches the cello at Wells Cathedral School and Millfield.