Heiko Maschmann was born in
1967. He grew up in northern Germany at the shores of the baltic sea.
At first he learned to play the organ and the piano.
At the age of 17 he started to play the double bass. Just 18 months later he was accepted as a student of a segment of the Musikhochschule Lübeck which was especially for students who still go to school.
After finishing the german gymnasium he began to study regularly in Lübeck. From 1987 until 1991 Jörg Linowitzki (Linos Ensemble, NDR-Symphonic Orchestra, Hamburg)was his teacher.
From 1991 on he continued his studies at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe working with Wolfgang Güttler (Berlin Philharmonic, Symphonyorchestra of the SWR, Baden-Baden, Trio Basso).
As a member of various student orchestras or ensembles he worked with the conductors L. Zagrosek, W. Lutoslawski, D. Geringas, Chr. Eschenbach, L. Bernstein (Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival-Orchestra), P. Boulez and K. Stockhausen (Junge Deutsche Philharmonie)
At the musical university Karlsruhe he was a member of the Ensemble for New Music.
In 1992 Heiko Maschmann received a scholarship of the “Villa Musica”-Foundation. In numerous chambermusic performances he played with U. Rhodenhäuser, M. Ostertag and D. Jensen.
He participated in masterclasses given by Thomas Brandis, Erich Penzel, Th. Fichter (Ensemble Modern), Ch. M. Lenale (Ensemble Intercontemporain) and P. Eötvös.
Since 1993 Heiko Maschmann is a member of the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally he has appeared with the Baroque Soloists Kiel, the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonic Octet.
He was invited to festivals like Musiksommer Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Rheingau Musikfestival, Chiffren, Provinzlärm and Franfurt Feste as an ensemble player and a soloist.
Collaborating with the Stockhausen-Foundation for Music since 2008, Heiko Maschmann gave the world premiere of „IN FREUNDSCHAFT“ for double bass solo by Karlheinz Stockhausen in the year 2009.
In collaboration with Kathinka Pasveer he edited the score of IN FREUNDSCHAFT at the Stockhausen Edition in 2010.
At the beginning of 2012 he made a CD-recording of this work as a comission for the Stockhausen Complete Edition.
This recording was highly praised by the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik and was the recommendation of the month.
Heiko Maschmann is a member of the Ensemble Xtuor, the ensemble reflexion K and ensemble Klangrauschen.
He has also performed with the Zagros Ensemble, Helsinki, the „ensemble acht“, the Ensemble Resonanz, the London Sinfonietta and the Ensemble Modern.
As a member of the ensemble reflexion K Heiko Maschmann was nominated for the "Bestenliste des Preises der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik" in 2016.
He teaches „Music,
performance art and notation“ at the Muthesius Acadamy of Fine
Currently he collaborates with numerous composers on works for double bass solo : Joan La Barbara, Rolf Riehm, Gerald Eckert, Cristóbal Halffter, N.A.Huber and Krzysztof Penderecki, Georg Katzer.