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Heather Tuach

College positions:
Fellow Commoner, Quartet-in-Residence member
Fitzwilliam String Quartet
Dr Heather Tuach is a cellist from Newfoundland, Canada and member of our Quartet-in-Residence, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet.

She plays with Greenwich Trio, is artistic director of Wintertide Music Festival in Newfoundland and 60min Concerts in London and is a Trustee of the Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation, which supports young cellists through instrument loans and more.

Heather can also be heard on a number of recordings including Greenwich Trio: Beethoven Piano Trio Op 97 (Hedone Records, 2020), Fitzwilliam Quartet: Bruckner String Quartet and Quintet (Linn Records, 2015), which received 5/5 stars from BBC Music Magazine; and Music from Armenia for Cello and Piano (Divine Art Records, 2014). Recorded with pianist Patil Harboyan, it has been called ‘A delightful disc of discoveries’ (Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone Magazine). In 2015, the duo performed Music from Armenia at Carnegie Hall, New York. Heather also recorded the solo cello suite, Reflections of an Eccentric English Artist, by British composer Liz Johnson, which appears on Intricate Web (Metier, 2017).

During the 2020 pandemic year, Heather made a number of video recordings for The Cello Corner YouTube Channel. She is most proud of three commissioned solo cello works: Laude, Stone and Bird, in memory of her father, by composer Marcus Barcham Stevens.

Heather studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland; with Antonio Lysy at McGill University in Montreal; at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland; and with Colin Carr at Stony Brook University in New York, where she completed a Doctorate of Music in 2009.

Heather’s cello, a Goffriller copy, was made by Yorkshire luthier Roger Hansell.