Heike Ziecke

Heike Ziecke was born in Munich and studied in Lübeck, Bremen, Frankfurt and Rostock. Her teachers included Prof. Bernd Zack - she also took part in masterclasses held by Elisabeth Leonskaja, Amadeus Webersinke, Peter Feuchtwanger, Pavel Gililov, Vitalis Margulis and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Participation in the 4th Düsseldorf Messiae Festival, the French Music Days in Bremen and the Festival Mitte Europa are important stages of her music career. She completed her studies with a Diplom and a distinction in the concert examination. In addition to numerous piano recitals (including at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt), piano concerts (including with orchestras in Bremen and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Youth Orchestra with a live recording of C. Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 2 by NDR 3 at Volkstheater Rostock) and radio productions, she devotes her artistic work to chamber music and song accompaniment.

She is co-founder of the CACCINI-DUO and recorded a CD of piano works of the 20th century.

Heike Ziecke has been a lecturer for piano and chamber music at hmt Rostock since 1994.

CD review by Carsten Dürer, chief editor of "Piano-News":

“...what her 1st CD has to offer, is well worth listening to: in terms of programme, as well as with regard to her interpretation...Heike Zieke is an outstanding advocate of modern music, she is aware of the sensitivity required for conveying the intensity of expression to the listener...superb how she performs the fun and frenzied “Ragtime” to conclude Paul Hindemith’s Suite 1922...She manages to play Luigi Dallapiccola’s “Quaderno musicale di Annalibera” as one piece that features the stiff harmony just as much as the fragile breaks which are so carefully respected by the performer, thrilling the emotions at every moment... This pianist deserves our audio-visual respect.”