As a virtuoso pianist, Heather excels in both traditional and contemporary repertoire, offering audiences her unique perspective on the standard repertoire of the past, her own works, and the works of other living composers. In addition to her solo recitals, she regularly performs as a guest soloist with orchestras, including exciting performances of her own six piano concertos. She is also in demand as a chamber musician, and is especially well known for her long-time collaboration with Canadian cellist Shauna Rolston.

Her acclaim in both her native country of Canada and on the international musical scene comes from her many successes as a virtuoso soloist and composer including performances, broadcasts, commissions and awards in Canada, the United States, Russia, Finland, Iceland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, England, Cyprus, Mexico, Brazil, and the British West Indies.

Listen to Heather’s Performances:

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel: Allegro molto in c minor

Heather Schmidt: Nebula (sample 2)

Heather Schmidt: Twelve for Ten (sample 1)

Heather Schmidt: Twelve for Ten (sample 2)

Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op.17, 1st mvt

Prokofiev: Sonata No.7, B flat major, Op.83, 2nd mvt