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Born in Hamburg, Germany, Heilwig began her studies at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg. As a young musician she moved to Canada and was a student of Thomas Rolston at the University of Alberta where she received her Masters of Music degree in violin performance at the age of 22. She has also studied with Lorand Fenyves, Steven Staryk and the Hungarian String Quartet. Heilwig served as Department Head of the music program at Malaspina University College in Nanaimo, BC from 1976 to 1984 while maintaining an active career as a private teacher at the Nanaimo Conservatory and the Vancouver Academy. Currently she is a professor of violin at Trinity Western University and a violin teacher and chamber music instructor in the Langley Area. She was a member of the CBC Radio Orchestra until its demise, still plays with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and works as a free-lance violinist/ violist in the Lower Mainland area. She is on the board of the Fraser Valley Kiwanis Music Festival and is serving as president of Performing Arts BC. Heilwig is a resident of Langley, BC and lives on a 15 acre hay farm with her children, grand children, horses, donkey, dogs, cats, and other diverse animals.
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