Ernst Wilhelm Heinemeyer
December 11, 2007
Ernst Wilhelm Heinemeyer was a celebrated flutist, born in Hanover, Germany on February 25th 1827, he died in Vienna, Austria on February 12th 1869. Ernst was the son and pupil of the distinguished flutist and Hanoverian royal chamber musician, Christian H. Heinemeyer (1796-1872). From 1845 to 1847 Ernst was a member, with his father, of the royal orchestra in Hanover. In 1847 he went to St. Petersburg, Russia as first flute in the Imperial orchestra and instructor at the Theater-school. Pensioned in 1859, he returned to Hanover, then settled in Vienna in 1866. His works include Concertos and other flute compositions that are much esteemed.