© 2019 by Eleanor Hetherington

About. 

 

Eleanor is a classically trained harpist from Edinburgh, with a deep rooted background in Gaelic traditional music.  

She completed her schooling at St.Mary's Music School in Edinburgh before reading Music at the University of Leeds where she gained a First Class Honours Degree.  Eleanor then moved to Germany to study harp performance at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar.  

Since graduating in 2008, Eleanor has performed extensively as an orchestral harpist with many prestigious orchestras, including, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, Staatskapelle Weimar and Beethoven Orchestra Bonn.

Eleanor is now enjoying a diverse career as a performer and teacher in Scotland,  working regularly with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and other leading UK orchestras, as well as guest performances in Norway and teaching at festivals such as the Edinburgh International Harp Festival.  She is also a dedicated chamber musician, collaborating with some of the SCO principal players.

Eleanor is a well established teacher of both the clarsach and concert harp, piano with early years music and music theory.  She currently teaches harp at Fettes College in Edinburgh, Saturday Morning Classes at St. Mary's Music School and privately from her home outside Edinburgh.