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Harriet Mackenzie has had her works performed at the Southbank Centre, Fishguard and North Wales International Festival, Music in Quiet Places, Warwick University and Jersey Liberation Festival. Abroad, her works have been performed in Spain, Canada, Sweden and China. Luminaries such as the Carducci Quartet, singer Suzzie Vango, rising star cellist Kosta Popovic, pianist Yue Shen and Kosmos Ensemble have performed her works.

She also has extensive experience working in outreach settings creating original works with schoolchildren, carers, prisoners, victims of human trafficking and with her own students – children from disadvantaged backgrounds – at the World Heart Beat Academy in London. She’s also at the centre of a project with Bath Philharmonia working with schoolchildren and young carers creating an original work together which was performed at Salisbury Cathedral in 2022 with saxophonist Jess Gillam. She is also active as an arranger and has arranged work for the Jersey Chamber Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra, Kosmos Ensemble and pop singer Art Block.

Harriet is grateful to Arts Council England for their support. Mackenzie studied at the Royal Academy of Music (BMUS, DipRAM, MMUS, ARAM) and studied composition with Barak Schmool. Harriet’s knowledge of world music styles, improvisation and her serious background in Classical and Contemporary Classical music – as a performer in addition to composer – colours her work.