Works performed by Earplay:

Metamorphosis I

The music of Heidi Jacob has been described by BBC Magazine as "compositions ... of complex mesmerizing beauty," by David Patrick Stearns of The Philadelphia Inquirer as "a musical adventurer," and by Gramophone Magazine as music with " ... forthright expressiveness [that] exposes a multitude of stylistic associations." Composer, cellist, and conductor, she is a Professor of Music at Haverford College and a graduate of both the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, with a D.M.A. in composition from Temple University. She has performed as a cellist throughout the United States and Europe and has recorded as a cellist and conductor for Capstone Records, Albany Records and Navona records. The CD of her compositions, Beneath Winter Light, produced by Parma Records, was released in January 2015. Her composition untouched by morning and untouched by night is included on the CD Intersections, recorded in Cuba with Cuban musicians and released October 2016 on Ansonia Records. Her cycle of songs Beginning Again can be heard on L'Ensemble’s CD Poetry into Song.

Ms. Jacob's solo and chamber music works have been performed at Tania León's 2014 Composers Now Festival, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Rutgers University installation Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art, Amphibian, New Music and Video HI Art Gallery, and The Stone in New York City, and by The Argento Ensemble, the Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir, Temple University's Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Momenta String Quartet, and the Hildegard Chamber Players.

Ms.Jacob's Winter Light for violin and string orchestra was performed last spring 2016 by I Solisti Veneti, conducted by Claudio Scimone. Her Many in One, for string orchestra work was commissioned by First Editions Chamber Orchestra and was premiered in the spring of 2016 in Philadelphia. A native Californian, Ms. Jacob grew up in Orinda, California.

[from program for March 20, 2017 concert]