Abigail Hammett was born in South Wales and has recently completed her Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied with Levon Chilingirian and Benedict Holland. During her time at the RNCM she was the recipient of the Leverhulme Scholarship and won the RNCM Schubert prize and the Hirsch Chamber prize. Since graduating she has received viola tutelage from Veit Hertenstein, Peijun Xu and Nobuko Imai. Abigail is a dedicated chamber musician and a founding member of the Manchester-based Treske Quartet, who are currently RNCM Quartet Studio Artists and residents at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in the summer of 2022. Abi freelances in Manchester where she is an Artist on Live Music Now and frequently performs with Opera North, the Hallé and other orchestras across the North. Her viola was made by her father Timothy Hammett in 2013.