Performing Artist

One of Heidi's favorite forms of expressing herself is through live performance. Whether it's playing chamber music, collaborating on vocal/instrumental recitals or as a solo artist, she has a unique gift of intimately sharing her personal journey with standing room only audiences. She has a keen way of connecting with her musical partners and audience members as though they are having a one on one experience. 

"Wanderlust"

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Allison Fern Clausius

Reunited with her former piano student, Soprano, Kirsten C. Kunkle; Heidi was excited to play an afternoon of Hungarian and Gypsy Folk Music. A variety of moods ranging from dance to somber memoirs, these Songs from composers Anton Dvorak and Johannes Brahms made for a delightful homage to Heidi's family heritage.

The Forest is Quiet All Around.mp3Dvorak
00:00 / 02:45
Songs My Mother Taught Me.mp3Dvorak
00:00 / 02:14
Zigeunerlieder 3.mp3Brahms
00:00 / 01:31

Professionally recorded by Christopher P. Stoll

Audioflare Recording Studio

Zigeunerlieder 5.mp3Brahms
00:00 / 01:41

Nocturnes

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2018 was a year of loss and healing for Heidi with the death of her mother and several other friends and family. She found herself immersed in the world of Nocturnes to aide in her grief process. This recital was her opportunity to share her journey of healing through this beautiful style of music. Local composer, Kate Koepfer wrote a Nocturne for Heidi which was premiered at the event.

Nocturne Recital -  Kate Koepfer - Composer

January 2019 - Toledo Museum of Art

Nocturne in Eb.mp3Koepfer
00:00 / 03:57
Nocturne Op 27 No 2Chopin
00:00 / 05:23
Nocturne Op 63 No 6Faure'
00:00 / 09:07

Professionally recorded by Christopher P. Stoll

Audioflare Recording Studio

The Senior Recital

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At age 26, Heidi was unable to perform her Solo Senior Piano Recital at the University of Toledo due to a hand injury. Fortunately, she was able to return to the world of music 20 years later as a Collaborative Artist. For 26 years she had not performed a solo recital, until now. Under the direction of her former professor, Frances Renzi, Heidi prepared and performed her dream recital at her alma mater on November 20, 2016.

Etude Tableau in Gm Op. 33 No. 8Rachmaninoff
00:00 / 03:48
Tempest Sonata: Largo-Allegro.mp3Beethoven
00:00 / 06:26
Danse Macabre.mp3Saint-Saens
00:00 / 08:48

Professionally recorded by Christopher P. Stoll

Audioflare Recording Studio

Photo Credit

Allison Fern Clausius

Steinway Gala - University of Toledo

Bonnie Rowe and Heidi Clausius

Steinway Gala - University of Toledo

Heidi Clausius with Bonnie Rowe and Barbara Foote

Wanderlust Recital

Elizabeth Csortos and Heidi Clauius

Duo Piano Collaborations

Heidi has had many amazing opportunities to collaborate with other pianists for benefit concerts, as well as her own recitals with her friends, mentors, teachers and students.

Scaramouche - Vif.mp3Milhaud
00:00 / 03:29
Dance of the Blessed Spirit.mp3Gluck
00:00 / 03:46
Slavonic Dance Op. 72 No. 2.mp3Dvorak
00:00 / 04:48
Vocalise.mp3Rachmaninoff
00:00 / 06:32

Chamber Music

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In March of 2015, Heidi and Friends presented a chamber concert as part of Trinity Episcopal's Artist Series. It was a benefit concert to raise money for  Bowling Green State University's Heidi Fern Clausius' Masters of Music Scholarship. Friends from the Toledo music community, as well as her daughter, Allison and her violin professor,  played a variety of Baroque and Romantic selections accompanied by Heidi on the piano and harpsichord.

Concerto for Two Violins - Vivace.mpJ.S. Bach
00:00 / 03:57

Allison Clausius - Violin

Vasile Beluska - Violin

6 - The Shepherd on the Rock .mp3Schubert
00:00 / 11:20
1 - Io son l'umile ancella.mp3Cilea
00:00 / 03:32
7 - Drei Romanzen - Op 22 Andante MoltoClara Schumann
00:00 / 02:56

Professionally recorded by Christopher P. Stoll

Audioflare Recording Studio

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Chamber Music

In February 2013, Heidi presented her first Heidi and Friends concert in the Great Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art. Her first public concert following her graduation was a standing room only event, filled with music collaborations with friends from college, as well as her undergraduate professor, Frances Renzi. 

Kegelstatt Trio - Andante.mp3Mozart
00:00 / 04:57
Le Jardin Jéerique Ravel - Frances Renzi
00:00 / 03:10
Dichterliebe - I-IIISchumann
00:00 / 03:05
Prelude Op. 32 No. 10.mp3Rachmaninoff
00:00 / 05:23
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Photo Credit

Sarah Modene

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Photo Credit

Cassandra Scarbeck