Related Information for Heinz Winckler Heinz Carl Heinrich Winckler was born in Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 22 March 1978, the now 28 year old Heinz Winckler has come a long way since he studied law at Stellenbosch University. He burst onto South African TV screens winning the first South African M-Net Idols competition (the equivalent of American Idol) in June 2002 & a major recording contract with Sony BMG Records. He twice performed his debut single, "Once In A Lifetime" to a 500-strong live audience &.. read more