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"Jonathan Heck's "Fantasie für Violine und Klavier" is the crowning finale of the innovative winning concept."

Fanny-Mendelssohn-Förderpreis 2022

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Jonathan Emilian Heck began playing the violin at six years old. In his adolescence, the trumpet and the piano also triggered his passion for music, and he has played these instruments ever since. As his interest to channel creativity consolidated through these instruments, Heck also found storytelling as a further language of artistic expression. In 2016, he graduated in acting and theatre studies in Berlin. During his years at acting school, he focused in dramaturgy and the relationship between music and stage performance.

Of particular interest to Heck, were the fields of ballet and set music composition, in which he specialized. Ever since, his passion for stage and composition developed into a triad that guides his concert work: to guide audiences through journeys that captivate them by using music as a story-telling medium.​ 

In 2019, Heck was signed by Sony Classical as a violinist.

Heck has been working with international choreographers such as Craig Davidson, Alexander Abdukarimov and Christopher Marney, including stage work with dancers from the Staatsballett Berlin, the English National Ballet and the Zürcher Ballett.

In 2021 he works as musical assistant at the Deutsches Theater Berlin ("ÖDIPUS", directed by Ulrich Rasche).

In 2022 Heck works as choreographer, focused on the musical aspects of the work, at the Grand Théâtre de Genève ("ELEKTRA", directed by Ulrich Rasche).

In 2022 he is part of the winner team of the Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis with his composition "Fantasie für Violine und Klavier".

In 2022/23, he is musical director and arranger on tour with the German singer Danger Dan, accompanying him with his string quartet. Concert venues include Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Isarphilharmonie München, Konzerthaus Berlin and others.

In 2023, he worked as musical collaborator in Ulrich Rasche's production "Leonce und Lena" at Deutsches Theater Berlin.

Since March 2023, he performs as violinist in "GIER" at Schauspielhaus Zürich, directed by Christopher Rüping.

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