Heidi Brockman - Cello
Heidi Brockman was born into a musical family in Brisbane in 1982.
At the age of two she began to show an interest in playing the violin, and took lessons from her Aunt. Her family moved to Hong Kong in 1989, where Heidi commenced studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. When Heidi was nine, she began taking ’cello lessons with Ron Wilson of the Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestra. At the Academy, along with private ’cello lessons, Heidi participated in orchestral classes and performances and took music theory classes. She also joined the Hong Kong Singers and enjoyed taking part in several choral performances.
When Heidi was twelve, she was offered a music scholarship on ’cello to Geelong Grammar School, where she learned from Michelle Raynor. In her second year there she was chosen as head of music for Connewarre House. Heidi also sang in the school choir and played in several chamber music groups.
In 1996 Heidi accepted a place at the Sydney Conservatorium High School to study under Georg Pedersen. During her years at that school Heidi’s musical abilities flourished, and she participated in many choral and orchestral performances.
When she was seventeen Heidi began taking an interest in Jazz, and she commenced Jazz singing lessons with Joy Yates. In 2001 she was accepted by audition to the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz course where she had the privilege of taking private lessons from Judy Bailey and Craig Scott.
Heidi has diverse interests and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Melbourne, majoring in literature.
These details were last updated on June 9, 2017