HEATHER LLOYD is an Australian violist born in 1982, in Sydney. She completed her studies at Sydney Conservatorium and the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. Heather regularly appears in concert with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Melbourne Chamber Orchestras. Heather also performs with Ironwood ensemble, Accademia Arcadia, Pinchgut Opera and Ludovico’s Band, on period instruments.
Heather played Prinicipal Viola for Victorian Opera’s production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” in 2012 under
Richard Gill, and in 2011 for the Baroque Triple Bill with director Paul Dyer. Heather played Principal Viola under the baton of British conductor Stephen Layton for both J.S.Bach’s Passions at Melbourne Recital Centre in 2011-12.
Heather spent four years living in Adelaide from 2006-2010, during which time she played regularly with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and was the founder and Artistic Director of a new string orchestra: Adelaide Chamber Players. ACP performed regularly in the Elder Hall Lunchtime Series, at the Adelaide International Festival of Arts, ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live program, and the Adelaide International Cello Festival.
Heather was the founding viola player in Leonore String Quartet, who won the Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize in 2009, travelled to the International Musician’s Seminar in Prussia Cove, Cornwall UK, and performed at the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition Finals in 2009 in Melbourne. Heather performed Schumann’s A minor quartet with UK violinist Anthony Marwood at the Australian
National Academy of Music in 2010. More recent chamber performances include the complete Brandenburg Concertos at the 2013 Woodend Winter Arts Festival, with violinists Davide Monti (Italy) and Lucinda Moon (Australia)