Thomas Heinrich is assistant principal cellist of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, a member of the Colorado Symphony, and has served as Lecturer of Cello at the University of Colorado Boulder. For eight seasons he served as principal cellist of the Grand Teton Music Festival orchestra. He has also performed at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Strings in the Mountains (Steamboat), and the Bellingham Festival of Music. He also served on the faculty of Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Music.
Heinrich made his solo debut with the Vermont Symphony at age sixteen. He is a graduate of Eastman and the Cleveland Institute of Music. His principal mentors and teachers include Leopold Teraspulsky, Alan Harris, and Aldo Parisot. At the Bellingham Festival of Music, he appeared with Janos Starker and the American Sinfonietta performing the Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto. In Colorado, he has appeared as soloist with the Littleton, Lone Tree, and Aurora symphonies and the Up Close and Musical chamber orchestra of the Colorado Symphony.
Heinrich is a founding member of the Boulder Piano Quartet, former ensemble-in-residence at the Boulder Public Library, and member of Trio Cordilleras. Recent recordings include Lowell Liebermann Quintets with Jon Manasse (Koch Int’L), and Las Puertas del Tiempo: The Music of Luis Jorge Gonzalez (Meridian). Heinrich’s performances have been broadcast across North America on CBC Radio’s Chamber Music at Noon, NPR’s Performance Today, and CPR’s Colorado Spotlight.