Wolfgang Heinz grew up in Munich. He studied conducting and piano at the academy in Cologne before working as Director of Music in Essen, Detmold, Plauen and Pforzheim. Since 1999 he has been frequently conducting at Opera Stuttgart and Stuttgart Ballet and since 2008 he has been Associate Music Director of the Stuttgart Ballet. He has also accompanied the Company on tours to Japan, South Korea, Madrid, Moscow and London.
He has also been a guest conductor for companies in Lisbon, Ankara, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Tokyo, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Perth, Stockholm, Strasbourg and Antwerp.
He worked amongst other orchestra with Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, State Orchestra Munich, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Orchestre Colonne Paris,
New Tokyo City Orchestra and the Korean Symphony Orchestra.