Heidi Wilcox joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as Assistant Concertmaster in 1992. She joined the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra in 1993. Heidi comes from a musical family of five children, all of whom became professional musicians. She studied with her father, Edward Wilcox, who now teaches in San Francisco, while her mother accompanied at the piano her many recitals and competitions. The Congress of Strings program, directed by Paul Roland in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, was important for Heidi’s early development.
Heidi attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and the University of Miami, and participated in master classes with many artists, including Sydney Harth, David Nadien, and David Taylor of the Chicago Symphony. She was the Associate Concertmaster of the Omaha and Charleston, South Carolina Symphonies, and Concertmaster of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. These positions also included performing string quartets, teaching, solo appearances with the orchestras, and frequent recitals. She was also a member of the Knoxville and Seattle Symphonies.
Heidi lives with her husband, also a musician, three sons, and numerous pets. She enjoys crafts, home schooling and bicycling.