Herto performed on stage for the first time when the was only 4. Growing up in musical family, Herto knew since very early that he wanted to be a singer.
After winning a contest to be Tourism Ambassador in his hometown, Manggarai Flores, Herto moved to Jakarta to pursue his dreams while studying in university.
At university, He along with his friends formed a vocal group called East Voice. After failing in the auditions for talent search, Ivan Nestorman took them to be part of his management called Nestornation which helped their singing career significantly.