Harriet was educated at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls and went to Manchester University to read music. She studied violin with Ronald Birks of the Lindsay Quartet and singing with Diane Matthews at the Royal Northern College of Music. She currently studies singing with Sarah Dunstan.

Harriet is an extremely experienced and versatile singer. She has sung with several of the country’s top chamber choirs, including the BBC Singers, Polyphony and the King’s Consort, as well as her own 5-voice group Amici. She has made numerous recordings, mainly with the Hyperion label, including appearances as a soloist on several discs.