Klaus Heidemann studied the viola at the University of Music in Hanover under Prof. Heinz-Otto Graf and Jaap Zeijl and graduated with a concert recital. He was national prizewinner in the Jugend musiziert competition and a member of the Young German Philharmonic. He joined The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in its foundation year, 1980. From 1988 to 1995, he was also a member of the Utrecht String Quartet, with which he toured internationally and was involved in many opening performances.
In addition to the viola, Klaus Heidemann also studied piano with Prof. Manfred Heutling in Hanover and pursues an extensive concert career as a pianist, as well as making numerous radio recordings. At The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen he will if necessary put down his viola and take over the piano or celesta part if the score calls for these instruments. Since 1998, Klaus has taught correpetition for strings at the University of the Arts Bremen. He also works as an arranger with several ensembles. Among other things, he wrote a new musical version of Claudio Monteverdi’s opera ›Ritorno d’Ulisse‹ for Theater Heidelberg.
Klaus Heidemann likes to set his sights high and consequently enjoys mountain climbing in his spare time.