He will always be known as the winner of the first SA Idols in 2002, but the singer with the huge voice and charismatic stage personality has a number of other significant feathers in his cap!

  • First place in the SA IDOL competition
  • Fourth place in the WORLD IDOL competition
  • A song on a Disney soundtrack
  • 3 SAMA nominations
  • 3 People Magazine Crystal Awards
  • 3 Ghoema Award nominations
  • Bok Radio Singer of the Year Award in 2014
  • 4 Tempo Award nominations
  • 6 studio albums & 2 “LIVE DVD” which achieved platinum, double-platinum & gold status
  • Lead role in the USA, Canadian en Japanese touring production of “RENT
  • Lead role in “Jesus the Musical” at the Pretoria State Theatre
  • Lead role in the romantic hit movie “Mooirivier”

Heinz Winckler was the winner of SA’s first-ever Idols competition in 2002, and today he is still an idol to many - inspiring others to reach for their dreams and to live life to the fullest. Heinz is a household name, having done countless shows all over South Africa.

He is regarded by many as one of the best male vocalist in the country. Not only does he employ a powerful voice and a strong individuality, but he he has en entertaining and very witty stage personality to boot! A Heinz Winckler show is far more than just a performance. It is a music spectacular - a stage production that leaves the audience asking for more. Heinz tackles his career with extraordinary commitment and turns his stage performances into magic!

He recently released his Greatest Hits Vol 1 CD, just another achievement to showcase the success of this talented singer. Some of his other CD releases includes “Ek kan weer in liefde glo”, “27/7/365” and “Jy is Bonatuurlik”, to name only a few. Many of his albums and DVDs achieved gold, platinum or double platinum status.

Heinz is an icon on the music scene, but when it comes to style he is definitely an icon too. With his unique formal outfits and interesting combinations of colour he manages to draw attention! His natural instinct for music and style, combined his wife Alette’s talent as an image consultant and stylist, gave them the opportunity to work together as a team and to inspire other couples.

Heinz became a published writer in 2015 with his testimonial based book on identity and calling.


In January 2015 Heinz published his fist book “IN RITME MET GOD”. It is an insightful and inspiring read and reveals details of his life’s journey and the lessons learnt in childhood, his university days and the of course the music industry.


Heinz and his wife Alette joined forces (and talents) and together they offer a powerful production where Alette talks about the all the stuff that matters to a women while Heinz entertains them with his charming voice and stage presence.

  • Heinz Winckler solo show
  • Heinz Winckler & full band
  • Heinz Winckler as guest speaker and entertainer
  • Heinz Winckler with BRAAI VENOTE
  • Heinz & Alette – A Ladies function with a difference.