FRENCH HORN

Heidi began her professional horn career as a substitute 3rd hornist for the LA Philharmonic at the age of 19. She took up the horn at nine years old and as a middle school student, she began playing with the Seattle Youth Symphony. As a junior in high school, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Idyllwild Arts Academy. She then continued her studies of horn performance and pedagogy at Brigham Young University, where she won principal positions in the university’s elite chamber orchestra, as well as its philharmonic orchestra and chamber groups, led by conductor and former Vienna Philharmonic principal violist Clyn Barrus. She performed regularly with Il Teatro dell'Opera di Roma's opera orchestra, and their Jazz Bands Giascritto and Ottomania, under Claudio Cimpanell's direction. She can currently be found performing with Symphony Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz Symphony, Symphony Napa Valley, North State Symphony and Santa Rosa Symphony, as well as her horn duo, Medius Terra, Guest Artist at the 2015 Italian Brass Festival in Vinci, Italy, Leonardo Da Vinci's birthplace, near Florence. 

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