HEATHER TUACH started playing cello over 30 years ago as a Suzuki student in Newfoundland, Canada. Heather went on to study at Memorial University of Newfoundland, McGill University in Montreal, the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland and at Stony Brook University, New York, where she completed a Doctorate of Music in 2009. She is currently studying at the British Suzuki Institute in London.
Heather was a member of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet (FSQ) from 2008-2016. Throughout her career, Heather has taught students of all ages and levels privately. She has more than 15 years of experience as a teacher. With the FSQ, Heather took part in residencies at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and Bucknell University, Pennsylvania and coached on string quartet courses at the University of St Andrews, Scotland and Benslow Music, Hitchin.
Heather has made professional recordings with the FSQ, including Bruckner: String Quartet and Quintet (Linn Records, 2015). She also recorded her own solo disc with pianist Patil Harboyan, Music from Armenia for Cello and Piano (Divine Art Records, 2014). It 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 their CD at Carnegie Hall, NY.
Additionally, Heather has performed in numerous concerts throughout the UK including at Wigmore Hall and Kings Place. She has toured in North America, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Slovenia, Denmark, Israel and South Africa.
Heather still has close ties with her home province of Newfoundland. In 2013, she started Wintertide Music Festival, a week-long chamber music festival that takes place in Corner Brook in January. For the 2016-17 season, Heather will be the co-principal cellist of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and cellist in the Atlantic String Quartet.
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