Heidi Moss, noted for her “rich and radiant soprano” (Edward Oriz, Sacramento Bee) is thrilled to return to Diablo Valley Symphony. In addition to her national and international performances, she has performed with numerous Bay Area companies such as Opera Parallele, Festival Opera, West Edge Opera, Livermore Opera, Fremont Symphony, Peninsula Symphony, Oakland Symphony, and the Sacramento Choral Society. Last April she had the honor of performing the iconic role of Blanche in Opera San Jose’s production of Streetcar Named Desire and will be featured in West Bay Opera’s upcoming Snapshot!.
A champion of new music, she helped spearhead the performance of eight song premieres by eight different renowned composers for an alte/neue lieder fest with LIEDER ALIVE! including Daron Hagen, David Conte, Kurt Erickson, and Henry Mollicone. On January 14th, she completed a second recital of neue lieder to rave reviews. She continues her collaborations with living composers including a recital of works by Jake Heggie, with the composer himself at the piano. She has also premiered works by philanthropist Gordon Getty with the Russian National Orchestra and San Francisco Opera.
Heidi has also garnered recognition in major vocal competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (NYC First Place Winner), the Liederkranz Awards, the MacAllister Awards, and the KDFC competition which resulted in a performance with pianist Lang Lang.
In addition to her musical life, Heidi graduated with a biology/music degree from Oberlin and a masters in biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. She studied telomeres at Rockefeller University and has several publications, including a landmark paper in Cell. Heidi teaches voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and is interested in the science of singing ever since she came down with a rare facial paralysis in 2007. Recently, she gave two talks at the Pacific Voice Conference to great acclaim. She is the new wife of composer/pianist Kurt Erickson and they proudly parent 4 children together.