Photography by Nick Frankel

Lauded by the New York Times as “colorful, committed” and “finely polished,” violinist Heidi Schaul-Yoder has performed chamber and solo works throughout North America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. A passionate advocate for contemporary music, she has performed with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, the New Juilliard Ensemble, AXIOM, and Continuum, and was recently invited to perform in Tokyo alongside musicians of the Ensemble Modern. Heidi also recently appeared at Zankel Hall as part of Dawn Upshaw and Donnacha Dennehy’s workshop, “New Voices, New Music,” premiered chamber works on MOMA’s Summergarden series, and premiered David Little’s well-received chamber opera, “Dog Days” with the Newspeak ensemble. In 2013 she performed the complete Britten String Quartets for the centennial of the composer's birth at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium.

As a devoted chamber musician, Heidi has performed at such festivals as Prussia Cove, Kneisel Hall, Domaine Forget, and the Beijing International Festival and Academy, and has studied with the Borremeo, Brentano, Juilliard, Muir, and Ying Quartets. Committed to bringing music to diverse communities, she has given masterclasses and interactive performances for students of the GURI Santa Marcelina Program in Brazil, and has served as a guest artist at the University of Southern Florida.

Heidi plays on a violin by Benjamin Ruth that was crafted in 2012. She studied with Kathleen Winkler at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, and Ronald Copes and Naoko Tanaka at the Juilliard School.