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Heidi Yenney, Violin (photo by Ixi Chen)

Heidi Yenney was raised in Palo Alto, California, where she was introduced to chamber music at an early age as a member of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in violin performance from the New England Conservatory. Heidi's teachers included Dorothy Delay, Burton Fine, Louis Krasner, Walter Trampler, Eugene Lehner and Leonard Shure.

Heidi was principal second violin of the New Hampshire Symphony. She co-founded the New England String Quartet, whose summers were spent in residence at the Music festivals Norfolk, Meadowmount, and Tanglewood. At Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, she taught private violin, general music, conducted a chamber orchestra, coached chamber music, and performed with the faculty's Essex String Quartet.

Heidi taught violin and directed the chamber music program at Xavier University in Cincinnati for seven years. She now teaches in the Cincinnati Public School system at North Avondale Montessori through the Suzuki Cooperative of CPS.

Heidi is currently principal violist of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, She is a founding member of both the popular group, concert:nova, and Amicus Chamber Players.

When Heidi has free time she can be found either thrift-shopping or practicing yoga.