Acting Assistant Concertmaster
Heidi Wilcox joined San Francisco Ballet Orchestra in 1993. This was only one year after she had also joined San Francisco Opera Orchestra as an assistant concertmaster.
Wilcox 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.
Wilcox attended the high school division of North Carolina School of the Arts and the University of Miami. She had master classes with many artists, including Sydney Harth, David Nadien, and David Taylor of Chicago Symphony. She was an associate concertmaster of Omaha Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and a concertmaster of Spoleto Festival USA. These positions also included string quartet, teaching, and solos with the orchestras, and frequent recitals. She was also a member of Knoxville Symphony and Seattle Symphony.
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.