Musician 8 – 18 August
Jennifer Heins (Delft, 1993) started music lessons (piano) at the age of 8. After a few years she took percussion lessons with Muziekvereniging Rotterdam aan Zee. In the fourth year of HAVO Jennifer switched to the School for Young Talent, which is part of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. In her exam year she received an encouragement prize from the parents’ committee of the School for Young Talent.
At the age of 16 Jennifer was admitted to the Bachelor programme of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. She studied percussion with Hans Zonderop, Fedor Teunisse, Peppie Wiersma and Theun van Nieuwburg and completed this study with a 9. During her studies Jennifer was a percussionist with the National Youth Orchestra.
In 2014 Jennifer studied for six months at the Hochschule für Musik München, with Prof. Raymond Curfs as part of the Erasmus-Exchange Program.
In June 2017 Jennifer obtained her Master of Music diploma with a 9 and graduated by playing James Macmillan’s percussion concert “Veni, veni, Emmanuel”. This together with the Residentie Orkest conducted by Ryan Bancroft. During her master Jennifer followed the orchestra master specialisation with the Residentie Orkest.
Currently Jennifer is percussionist in ensemble Kluster5 and plays as a substitute with a.o.: the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the North Netherlands Orchestra, the Orchestra of the East, The Hague Percussion and AskoSchönberg.
Jennifer is principal study teacher of percussion at the young talent department of the Royal Conservatoire and gives a minor in Small drum to the students of Jazz drums.