The German composer, organist and teacher, Heino Schubert, studied in Detmold with Günter Bialas and Kurt Thomas among others; then with Harald Genzmer in Freiburg/Breisgau. In 1958 he received the Roma Prize Villa Massimo.
After service as Kantor in Heidelberg 1961, Heino Schubert was appointed as cathedral organist at the Münsterkirche Essen. Since that time his name is inseparably connected with the Diözese Essen by its rich church-service, concert and composition activities. Besides he was active as lecturer for tuning and organ at the Folkwang-Hochschule and at the Musikhochschule in Köln. Also after separating from the active service he remained connected with the Bistum Essen, e.g. as regular organ soloist in concerts and choir accompanist of the Essen's Domsingknaben and the Johannes-Damascenus-Chor, or as an author of the periodical Musik im Bistum Essen. In 1978 he was appointed as professor for music theory and tuning at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
Heino Schubert was distinguished several times for his work, such as in 1964 with the composition prize of the Kulturkreises in BDI, in 1988 with the Ostdeutschen Kulturpreis Schlesien of Lower Saxony and in 1992 with the Johann-Wenzel-Stamitz prize. Since 1991 Heino Schubert is in the retirement and lives in Senden.
The emphasis of Heino Schubert's compositional work is clearly with the sacred vocal and instrumental music, with compositions for youngsters and chamber music pieces. His composition style is rather shaped of restraint regarding melodious and harmonious experiments, although it certainly includes newer techniques. But at least one of the melodic, harmonic or above all rhythmic elements should always remain present.