Lisa Heffter, Composer

Posted: September 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Heffter is a composer of classical, but not dull — amazing, fiery, and fun music. With an extensive bio including international acclaim as composer of instrumental solo and chamber music, performances from her richly entertaining musical canvas have lifted audiences to their feet from Beijing to Brazil, as well as Greece and Hawaii (she loves Islands) and of course, Manhattan. As a composer of award winning musical theater and rock-operas, Heffter’s earliest NYC production “Atom & Eve” originally directed by Broadway’s Tom O’Horgan (Bernstein’s Mass in G/ Jesus Christ Superstar) led to a commission for writing the full musical score to “Blood & Fire” originally produced at the York Theater, winning awards including a place at the ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop where the panel described her music as “each song is a hit out of the ballpark….way out of the ballpark!”  A tour of Greece with the Elysium String Quartet inspired Heffter’s dirty little operetta “Oh! The Sport of Love!’ premiering in Athens and then given countless performances on international stages and in salons, while her mesmerizing symphonic wave song “From Inside the Volcano” was recorded with Kaleidesound of Berlin, produced by SONY’s Hiromi Abe. Heffter also possesses a large catalogue of pop and rock music. In addition to completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a performing artist at the Juilliard School, Heffter was taken under the wing of Vincent Persichetti for composition.  She now takes great pride in making room in her busy schedule to pass on her joy of music to the upcoming generations, coaching classical music and composition to gifted young people (including the ever-growing Chamber Music Center in NY) and exposing them to orchestra concerts when she plays viola with DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Heffter is currently working with librettist Jean Witter and director Hunter Bird on the musical “Mars 2076”, an epic story based on the American Revolution. Learn more about Lisa

Carbon Fiber String Quartet, 1st Movement

“Permission,” a Rock Opera