Peter Hiekel graduated from the Cologne and Bonn Universities with
degrees in musicology and art history. He also studied double-bass
performance and was awarded the degree of doctor.
Since 1988 he has consistently participated as a double-bassist
in various professional music ensembles (such as Das Neue Orchester
Köln, Ensemble Contra punctus). From 1994—2003 he worked at
Breitkopf & Härtel music publishers (Wiesbaden).
Since 1997 Jörn Peter Hiekel has been teaching musicology
at Wiesbaden Music Academy, Frankfurt am Main Higher Music School
and Heidelberg University. As of April 2003 he works at the Karl
Maria von Weber Higher Music School’s Institute of Musicology in
Since April 2004 he has been a member of New Music and
Music Education Institute’s governing body in Darmshtadt. Since
April 2005 he teaches at the Dresden Technical University and simultaneously
directs the Karl Maria von Weber Higher Music School’s Institute
of New Music.