HEATHER TUACH is a cellist, chamber musician, teacher and festival director. She has appeared at Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London, as a member of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, and in recital at Carnegie Hall in New York. She has made a number of well-received recordings for Linn and Divine Art Records.
As a member of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet from 2008 to 2016, she performed throughout the United Kingdom, including at Kings Place and Wigmore Hall in London. During this time, the Quartet, toured in Canada, USA, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Slovenia, Denmark, Israel and South Africa. They also appeared live on BBC Radio 3′s ‘In Tune’ and had residencies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and at Bucknell University, Pennsylvania.
Heather can be heard on a number of recordings including the FSQ’s Bruckner String Quartet and Quintet (Linn Records, 2015), which received 5/5 stars from BBC Music Magazine. Her recording with pianist Patil Harboyan, Music from Armenia for Cello and Piano (Divine Art Records, 2014), has been called ‘A delightful disc of discoveries’ (Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone Magazine) and ‘A CD of real joy!’ (David Wright, Wrightmusic). In 2015, the duo performed Music from Armenia at Carnegie Hall, New York. Heather most recently recorded Intricate Web, the chamber music and solo cello suite of British composer Liz Johnson (Metier, 2017). She has since performed the cello suite in concerts in Birmingham and Newfoundland.
Heather has close ties with her home province of Newfoundland, Canada. For the 2016-17 season, she filled in as principal cellist of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and cellist of the Atlantic String Quartet. On the other side of the Island, in Corner Brook, Heather runs Wintertide Music Festival, an annual week-long festival of chamber music.
Heather studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland, McGill University, Montreal, the International Menuhin Music Academy, Switzerland and at Stony Brook University, New York, where she completed a Doctorate of Music in 2009. Heather's cello is by Yorkshire luthier Roger Hansell.