Harriet Adie was an Instrumental Exhibitioner at Balliol College, Oxford where she read Music. Before this she was a student of Daphne Boden at the Royal College of Music Junior Department where she was successful in many competitions. She continued her studies with Imogen Barford at Trinity College of Music, supported by awards from the Musician’s Benevolent Fund, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.
As a soloist she has given many recitals at major London venues including St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, the National gallery and St James’s Palace. She has appeared at the Swaledale Festival, toured the Mediterranean aboard the QE2, and has performed concertos with orchestras including the Dart Festival Orchestra and the Ten Tors Orchestra. As part of her award from the Martin Musical Fund, she toured with the Unicorn Theatre Project / Philharmonia Orchestra for their production of the opera Clockwork, culminating in performances at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Covent Garden. More recently she was awarded 2nd Prize at the hotly contested London Harp Competition and also performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra for their Music Of Today series at the QEH. Harriet has worked regularly with many orchestras including the Philharmonia, the Orchestra of the Swan and the Northern Sinfonia.
Harriet is a founding member of the award-winning 4 Girls 4 Harps, who's music has
been broadcast on Classic FM and BBC Radios 2 and 3. They have played at many prestigious venues such as St James’s
Piccadilly, King's Place, and St George’s Bristol, and were invited to perform at the 9th
World Harp Congress in Dublin. Their music has been heard as far across the globe as Canada and Australia and they have made several TV appearances.