Jonny Heykens (Composer)
Born: 24th September 1884, Groningen, Netherlands
Died: 28th June 1945, Hilversum, Netherlands
Jonny Heykens, Johannes Jacobus Heijkens was a Dutch composer of light classical music, remembered above all for his jaunty Ständchen (Serenade) No.1 Opus 21.
Heykens was born at Groningen. He was taught violin by Eugène Ysaÿe at the Brussels Conservatory. He played in various orchestras before founding his own orchestra in Groningen in 1914. After the First World War he toured Europe and achieved great popularity, especially in Germany. Heykens composed pieces for his orchestra, plus songs and musical comedies.