Heike Janicke studied in her hometown of Dresden with Prof. Heinz Rudolf and Prof. Gustav Schmahl. Master classes with Josef Suk, Max Rostal and Yehudi Menuhin followed, as well as the soloist exam with Wolfgang Marschner.
She won prizes at international competitions such as the music competition in Geneva in 1985, the "Fritz Kreisler - Competition" in Graz in 1987, "Georg Kulenkampff" in Cologne, "Carl Nielssen" in Odense as well as "Zino Francescatti" in Marseille in 1989. From 1991-1993 Heike Janicke was a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1993 she joined the London Symphony Orchestra (assistant leader) and worked with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields.
Concerts as a soloist and chamber music partner have taken her to many countries in Europe, America and Asia.
Today, in addition to soloist, she devotes herself with particular pleasure to chamber music tasks in various ensembles with friends at international festivals and gives master classes.
Since 1995 she has been the Coordinated Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1996 she and two colleagues founded the Dresden Philharmonic String Trio, with which she has since toured extensively in Dresden and internationally.
Heike Janicke plays a violin by Giovanni Grancino (Milano) from 1722.