Heiko Dijker is an Amsterdam based tablaplayer, composer whose playing is marked by enthusiasm and energy, depth of knowledge and rhythmic poetry. After years of traditional training in India, living in a small clay hut and doing saintly practice in the Himalaya, he continued to learn with grandmaster Faiyaz Khan in the Guru-Shisya (Master-Disciple) system. Currently Heiko has joined his traditional skills with his electronic production and composition, and has produced several albums.
Heiko has worked with artists like Shankar Mahadevan, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Meeta Pandit, Purbayan Chatterjee, Saskia Laroo, Melissa Etheridge, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Lavinia Meijer, Rembrandt Frerichs and Ravichandra Kulur.
Next to his concerts, Heiko gives masterclasses all over the world at universities & conservatories, and teaches at the SKVR Rotterdam & at the Gandhi Centre in Den Haag.