Wolfgang Heinz was born in Wiesbaden (Germany) and grew up in Munich.
After studying conducting and piano at the Cologne Conservatory, he began his career as conductor and pianist in 1991 with several German opera houses (Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Aalto Theater Essen, Hagen).
He was Music Director for the Musicals Sunset Boulevard (Andrew Lloyd Webber) and Miss Saigon between 1996 and 1999, before joining the State Opera Stuttgart in 2000, conducting many of their productions including Tosca, Tannhäuser, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Hänsel und Gretel, from 2001 he was also Music Director of the ‘Young Opera Company’ Stuttgart.
Wolfgang Heinz is Assistant Music Director for Stuttgart Ballet. He started conducting for the company in 2001. His repertoire includes Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Onegin, La Sylphide, Gaité Parisienne (J. Offenbach/M. Bejárt), the Seventh Symphony by Beethoven (U. Scholz), La fille mal gardée, Giselle, and many more ballets with symphonic scores – The Rite of Spring, Boléro, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Brahms Piano Concerto No.2. He was appointed Assistant Musical Director in 2006.
Wolfgang Heinz has worked extensively as a symphonic conductor worldwide, including concerts with Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa (Portugal), Opera Ankara (Turkey), Mexico City Opera Orchestra, Orchestre Colonne (at Opéra Paris), West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Perth), Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, New City Orchestra Tokyo, New Philharmonic Orchestra Tokyo, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra de Teatro Real Madrid, Staatskapelle Dresden, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Staatsorchester Wiesbaden and Bayerisches Staatsorchester München.
He conducted Romeo and Juliet for the Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2008 at the London Coliseum plus two further productions in Birmingham.
Wolfgang Heinz also enjoys a busy career as a solo pianist, accompanist for vocal recitals and chamber musician.