Harriet Grainger (b.1994) is an English composer, cellist & pianist from Grantham, Lincolnshire, currently based in London.
Harriet is currently studying towards her Master of Music degree in composition as a scholar at the Royal College of Music, and here she studies with Kenneth Hesketh as a Clifton Parker Award Holder supported by a Vaughan Williams Bursary. She previously studied composition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Mark David Boden, Lynne Plowman and Peter Reynolds, and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Helena Tulve. She began her piano studies aged 5 and cello studies aged 7 and has taken masterclasses with cellists such as Steven Isserlis and Victoria Simonsen. Her cello teachers have included Richard Green and Simonetta Barone.
Harriet has composed for ensembles including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under conductor Jac van Steen, the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble PHACE, The Herschel Ensemble, Music Theatre Wales (Make An Aria Project), as well as for students at the Royal College of Music. Her music has been performed in the United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, and China at places including the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Hoddinott Hall, the National Portrait Gallery, the Leeds Lieder Festival, the Presteigne Festival, the Royal College of Music, and the Guiyang Grand Theatre.