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Abi Heath

Hertfordshire born clarinettist, Abi Heath, has been playing since the age of seven, and studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for the last five years where she has just completed her postgraduate studies with distinction. She continues to study under Joy Farrall, Nick Carpenter and Robert Ault.


Alongside her ongoing studies, Abigail has performed as a freelance musician with various ensembles across the country, performing a wide range of repertoire in a wide range of spaces. Most recently this has included performing Britten's War Requiem in Milton Court concert hall, and as the bass clarinettist for a Pre-LSO concert celebrating the work of Anthony Turnage. Playing has taken Abigail across the world leading workshops and performing in Brazil and India. She recently qualified as an advanced community music trainer, coordinating training courses for communities in less privileged parts of the world to set up their own community music centres; this work is a joy that allows her to combine music with travel, her two greatest loves!


Abigail studies have been generously sponsored by the Zetland Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust, The Essex Young Musicians Trust, the Hockerill Educational Trust and the Guildhall School.