Hattie Quick - Violist - 2020 RCM
British violist Hattie Quick is a Knights of the Round Table Award Holder and first-year undergraduate at The Royal College of Music where she studies with Andriy Viytovych. Hattie previously studied at The Yehudi Menuhin School under Boris Kucharsky after completing her studies at Chailey Secondary School and The Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she held Junior Guildhall’s Viola Scholarship.
As well as giving many solo performances, Hattie has an extensive orchestral repertoire. She has been principal violist of various orchestras including The Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra, The Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble, The National Children’s Orchestra where she was awarded The Kathy Ludlow Prize, and The Apollo Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a member of The National
Youth Orchestra with whom she recorded Holst’s The Planets and Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra for Chandos Records aged fourteen.
Hattie has received orchestral and conducting masterclasses from Mark Wigglesworth. She has performed under renowned conductors including John Wilson, Ilan Volkov, Sir Mark Elder, Nicholas Collon, Kristjan Järvi and Edward Gardner, with performances at prestigious concert venues, such as The Royal Albert Hall
BBC Proms, Barbican Centre, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Leeds Town Hall, Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, The Sage Gateshead, Victoria Hall Stoke on Trent, Snape Maltings, Cadogan Hall, Milton Court, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Konzerthaus Berlin.
Hattie recently toured Switzerland and Spain with The Menuhin School Orchestra, giving concerts at The Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Juan March Foundation, Pablo Casals Auditorium and Conservatorio Superior de Valencia under Oscar Colomina i Bosch.
An avid chamber musician, Hattie has performed across England and Spain and received public masterclasses from Ralph de Souza and Robert Levin.
Update from Hattie Quick 10 September 2020
Dear Mrs Grahame and Members of the Knights of the Round Table,
My name is Hattie Quick, and I play the viola. I am nineteen years old and I am very excited about starting my first year at the Royal College of Music. Previously, I attended my local state secondary school, before being offered a place to study at The Yehudi Menuhin School on The Music and Dance Scheme. I studied at Menuhin for three years with Boris Kucharsky and took my A-Levels in Music and German. During my last year, I also studied for the Goethe-Institute B1 Proficiency Exam which I will now be taking (due to COVID-19) in November.
I wanted to study at The Royal College of Music for many reasons. In the summer of 2019, I had lessons with Andriy Viytovych during a course in Spain. I really enjoyed and learnt so much from his lessons and was eager to study with him at conservatoire. The Royal College of Music has amazing facilities, concert opportunities and incredible teaching staff. It has such a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and is in a lovely part of London.
I cannot thank you enough for enabling me to have the chance of studying at The Royal College. Your help has had a huge impact not only on my College life but also my family’s, and my future career, and I am so very grateful to you.
I am so excited to be starting my journey at The Royal College of Music, and I look forward to letting you know soon how my first few months have been.
Thank you again for your very generous support. I am deeply grateful.
Yours sincerely, Hattie Quick