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Heidi Grant-Murphy (Soprano)

Born: Bel1ingham, Washington, USA

The American soprano, Heidi Grant-Murphy, is one of the outstanding vocal talents of her generation. She began vocal studies while attending Western Washington and Indiana universities. Her graduate studies were interrupted when she was named winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and invited to participate in the Metropolitan Opera's Young Artist Development Program.

Since then, Heidi Grant-Murphy has appeared with many of the world's finest opera companies and symphony orchestras, notably the Metropolitan Opera, SaIzburg Festival, Frankfurt Opera, Netherlands Opera, Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, and the Brussels and Santa Fe Operas. She has been engaged as soloist with such orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She has also had the privilege to work with such conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Christian Thielemann, Edo de Waart, Robert Shaw, David Zinman, and violinist/conductor Pinchas Zukerman. Her Metropolitan Opera debut was in 1989.

Heidi Grant-Murphy has since sung numerous roles in that prestigious opera house, including Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier (which she also performed in Salzburg), Parnina in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Sister Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Nanetta in Falstaff. She has also sung the role of Celia in W.A. Mozart's Lucio Silla both at the Salzburg Festival and with the Frankfurt Opera.

Source: Liner notes to the CD ‘Wedding Gifts - Bach Wedding Cantatas’ (Arabesque Recordings, 1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2002)

Heidi Grant-Murphy: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works under her name

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Paul Goodwin


BWV 244 [2nd, 2001, VHS]

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Heidi Grant Murphy (Bellingham Festival of Music)


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