Heiko Dijker is an Amsterdam based tablaplayer/composer/producer whose playing is marked by enthousiasm and energy, depth of knowledge and rhythmic poetry. He tours around the world in wonderful collaborations with musicians of all varieties of musical styles.
Holding a Masters-degree in classical Tabla of the Rotterdam Conservatory, Heiko has been working with great Indian classical and not so classical musicians and dancers, as well as with fusions of traditional and innovative music and dance. Just to name a few:
Shankar Mahadevan, Pandit Birju Maharaj(legendary Kathak dancer), Ustad Fariduddin Dagar, Bahauddin Dagar, Meeta Pandit, Scapino Ballet, composer Jacob ter Veldhuis, Matangi Quartet, Amine and Hamza M'raihi(Tunesian Oud and Kanoun), Melissa Etheridge, Kailash Ensemble, Sandhya Sanjana (Indian vocal), Praful, Het Nieuw Ensemble, Lenneke van Staalen, Sharat Srivastava, Taal Vadya(South-Indian master- percussionists), Shinske Ishihara(Marimba virtuoso), and many more.
Next to enjoying his performances, he has been an accompanist of great masters like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pandit Buddhadhitya Mukherjee at the Rotterdam Conservatory, is a teacher at the SKVR music school in Rotterdam, and has given lecture-demonstrations/ workshops for Conservatories and institutes all over the world.