Heiko began playing drums at the age of three – on a plastic drum. Five years later, he says, “noise” became “sound”: he was given lessons, won three times the nationwide contest of “Youth plays music” and became a member of the federal Youth Orchestra. Then he studied classical drums at the College of Music, Cologne, Dept. of Aachen, for five years. This was followed by studies of jazz at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem/NL and he received a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music Boston/USA. Since 1997, Heiko has been working as a freelance musician and has joined stage with with artists such as Jeff Lorber, Eric Darius, David Benoit, Warren Hill and Marc Antoine, as well as Anna Maria Kaufmann, Onita Boone and Worthington Davis. In addition to numerous television appearances where he has worked with e.g. Rod Stewart, Xavier Naidoo, John Miles or Shaggy, he has also appeared in musicals such as La Cage aux Folles and Saturday Night Fever.


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