Hetti’s passion for chamber music came at an early age when she started to attend the national chamber music programme ‘Pro Corda’. Since then she has based her life and career around this genre, regularly performing in differing venues across the UK, which include intimate chamber music society venues, and larger establishments such as The Southbank Centre in London, Birmingham Town Hall, Sheffield Town Hall and the Warwick Arts Centre, both in ‘modern’ and ‘early’ music. After having studied on a full scholarship at Birmingham Conservatoire, she was invited to return with The Hepplewhite Piano Trio as junior fellows to perform and coach chamber music. With this group she has won many competitions and prizes, including the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Competition, the Derek Young Memorial Award, the Ireland Competition, the Birmingham Symphony Hall Prize, the Ambache Women’s Prize, and the Leamington Music Club Prize. They have participated in many masterclasses including ones at ChamberStudio in London, and were selected to partake in the prestigious International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove with Thomas Ades. They have also performed triple concertos by Beethoven and Martinu with various orchestras, and were selected by the Schubert Ensemble to take part in its Associate Ensembles Scheme in 2014, with funding from the Hinrichsen Foundation, collaborating with them on educational projects for Chamber Music 2000. In the coming year they will be releasing their first CD with Convivium Records.
In 2015 Hetti was invited to perform at the Domaine Forget Festival in Canada alongside Huw Watkins and Pekka Kussisto performing the Frank Piano Quintet as well as George Crumb’s ‘Black Angels’ for electric string quartet. She is also the founder of Jam-Bourée: a musical arts company which fuses classical chamber music with theatre and visual arts to take listeners on an emotional journey, exploring stories based on political topics.
She has recorded CD’s for commercial release with various early music groups, including Florisma, The Birmingham Baroque Collective, Lady Georgianna, Eboracum Baroque, the Apollo Consort, The Amade Players, and The Brook Street Band. She performs extensively as a continuo player on both the baroque cello and viola da gamba, and regularly plays with ‘Florisma’ and the viol consort ‘Birds on Fire’. As well as performing, Hetti also enjoys coaching chamber music, which she does at the University of Birmingham as well as the Elgar School of Music.