Heidi Wilcox joined the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra in 1993. This was only one year after she had also joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as the Assistant Concertmaster.
Heidi comes from a musical family of five children, all of whom became professional musicians. She started her studies with her father Edward Wilcox at the age of four, and his teacher Paul Roland, the director of “The Congress of Strings” program in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Heidi attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, high school division, and the University of Miami. She had 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 Symphony, the Charleston Symphony (South Carolina), and Concertmaster of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. These positions also included string quartet, teaching, and solos with the orchestras, and frequent recitals. She was also a member of the Knoxville and Seattle Symphonies.
Ms. Wilcox enjoys playing a variety of music from all periods and styles. She has also played with the San Francisco Contemporary Players and numerous Bay Area ensembles.
Heidi lives in San Francisco with her husband, Farley Pearce, also a musician, and their three sons.