BIO

Heiko Fischer began his musical career at the early age of 7. After a couple of years of classical piano lessons he switched to the guitar and instantly started writing and recording his own music. At the age of 14 he already had played concerts with his own band, started producing on a 4-track and expanded his abilities on the guitar. During the following years he could develop his skills and gained a deep understanding of his instrument and musical structure in general. Besides a diploma in particle physics he studied jazz in hamburg and berlin. His wide ranged musical education but more important his early experinces make him a versatile and outstanding musician.

Career Highlights:

2011 echoJazz award in the category “instrumentalist of the year – guitar”

2010 golden record with the band stanfour for the album “rise & fall”

2009 1st prize in the “Jazzprix” competition in Straubingen (GER)/Nove Hrady (CZE)

2009 scholarship of the Dr.E.A.Langner foundation for outstanding young jazz artists

2009 – 2010 bachelor jazz guitar studies at the JIB, Berlin

2006 – 2009 diploma jazz guitar studies at the HfMT, Hamburg

2006 1st prize in the "Jugend Jazzt" competition in Hamburg with the "Heiko Fischer Quartett"

2006 1st prize in the "Skoda Jazz Preis" competition in Berlin with the "NGA-BigBand"

2004 1st prize in the "Jazz it up" competition in Husum with Claas Abert (p)

2000 participation in the “Kontaktstudiengang Popularmusik” in Hamburg

 

Worked as a songwriter, studio- and live-guitarist with:

Stanfour (Universal Music/We Love Music), Rob Knox (Justin Timberlake), Fischer Spangenberg Quartett (C.A.R.E. Music Group), Esmee Denters, Roger Cicero, Kim Wilde, Zasha Moktan, Operettenhaus/Stage-Entertainment (Rocky), Tim Myers (One Republic), Iain Archer (Snow Patrol), Sacha Skarbek, Michael Ochs, Silent Scream (ZYX Music, TWS-SOD Records), Tears Lost, Nils Gessinger, Nils Landgren, Adrian Mears, Joe Gallardo, St.Pauli Theater and many others.