Heidi Hoffman made her debut as soloist with the Seattle Symphony at the age of 17. She went on to study at the Eastman School of Music, Stony Brook University, and as a fellowship student at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she played under conductor Leonard Bernstein. She has performed in North and South America, Europe and Japan with such diverse groups as the American Symphony, Jupiter Symphony, Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago the new music group Ensemble X, as well as with the rock bands Paige and Plant, and Heart.
Ms. Hoffman is presently principal cellist of Symphoria (formerly the Syracuse Symphony) in New York, and has served on the faculties of Ithaca College, Wells College, and Cornell University. Heidi has also soloed with Symphoria and is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Piano Trio. She has played numerous musicals with the Merry Go Round Theatre in Auburn, and Syracuse Stage. Heidi has recorded for the Albany and Fleur de Son labels, and her teachers have included Alan Harris, Timothy Eddy, and Julius Levine.