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On Record with Heather O'Donnell:
Considering Clara Schumann
Interview with Julia Figueras on WXXI 91.5 Classical Radio
March 2019


The Broken Musician
The Taboo of Injury and Disability in Music
Article for VAN Magazine, Berlin
May 2016


The Pianist's Eye, Lilian Kallir's Musical Alexia
Article for VAN Magazine, Berlin
January 2016


Lost in the (Neuronal) Stars: The artistic, social, and psychological consequences of non playing-related neurological dysfunction on performing musicians
Presented at the Performing Arts Medical Association Symposium, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
July 2016


The Case of the One-Armed Pianist
Radio Documentary by Guy Livingston
May 2016


Marsyas bound: Neurological dysfunction and its impact on pianists, from a pedagogical perspective. Rehabilitative work at the instrument with affected pianists.
Presented at World Piano Conference, Novi Sad, Serbia
June 2015


The Elephant on the Table
A pianist confesses her injuries
June 2009


Listening through the Piano
September 2008


Honest Sounds
October 2008


The People United

Program notes
MaerzMusik 2010


Responses to Ives

CD liner-notes Responses to Ives- Mode Records
release date- June 2009


A Delicate Pianist with a Rough Repertoire

Portrait Article from Berliner Morgenpost
March 2008


Winterreise- Mompou, Liszt, Zimmermann

Program notes for MaerzMusik Festival
January 2008


Piano optophonique

Project Description
December 2005


Lachenmann, Zimmermann and the League of King David

Program notes
May 2005


Messiaen and Thoreau- the interpreter and the observer

text for program book of "Die Stare ├╝ber Berlin" Festival
September 2004


Concord Sonata

program notes for AmerKlavier Festival
April 2003


"Responses to Ives" Project

program notes for MaerzMusik Festival by Oliver Schneller
March 2004


"Responses to Ives" Project Overview

Project proposal for "Responses to Ives " Project
January 2004


Nice Ives Quotes

compiled by Scott Mortensen


Heather O'Donnell interprets Ives

by Nancy Chapple
reprinted in the ExBerliner Magazine