Angela Fuller Heyde

Principal Second Violin

Barbara K. & Seymour R. Thum Chair

Violinist Angela Fuller Heyde joined the DSO as Principal Second violin in September of 2009. Previously, she served as Concertmaster of the Houston Symphony and as a first violinist of the Minnesota Orchestra and has been a guest Concertmaster with the orchestras of Atlanta, Bergen (NORWAY), Indianapolis and Seattle. Fuller Heyde made her Houston Symphony concerto debut in September of 2007 with critically acclaimed performances of the Bruch concerto. An avid chamber musician, she was a member of the celebrated Prospect Park Players in Minneapolis with conductor/pianist William Eddins and Milwaukee Symphony principal cellist, Joseph Johnson. She has collaborated with such artists as Janos Starker, William Preucil, Charles Castleman and Andrew Litton. A champion of new music, Fuller Heyde gave the Texas premiere of Hilary Tann’s Here, The Cliffs with the East Texas Symphony in Tyler, TX and performed that work again with California’s Monterey Symphony. Other solo appearances have included the concerti of Brahms and Sibelius with the Minnesota Orchestra. Fuller Heyde began violin studies at the age of three with her mother, Janai. Her teachers include Camilla Wicks, Sally O’Reilly and William Preucil at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She was the winner of the 2000 Irving M. Klein International String Competition held in San Francisco, as well as the winner of the 1998 Minnesota Orchestra’s WAMSO competition. In addition to frequent appearances at the Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest, she has performed at the music festivals of Aspen, Grand Teton, Tanglewood, San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival, the Chautauqua Institution and the Olympic Music Festival. A dedicated teacher, Fuller Heyde has served on the faculty of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and has given master classes throughout the United States. She and her husband, DSO Associate Principal Horn, David Heyde, have three children, daughters Lauren and Nicole, and son Adam.