INFOBOXGenre(s): Contemporary Music
From: Vienna, Austria
Despite his young age, the composer Peter Jakober can already look back on multiple successful achievements. Numerous awards and performances of his works distinguish the composer as one of the most promising representatives of the new composer generation.
Peter Jakober was born in 1977 and grew up in southern Styria. In 1998 he started studying composition with Georg Friedrich Haas and Gerd Kühr and graduated with distinction in 2006. So far, his works have been performed by numerous prestigious ensembles at many renowned contemporary music festivals. Together with Erich Ranegger, Jakober founded the annual „Hörfest“ event in 2003, which focuses on offering a performance platform for young composers. After stays in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Cologne (Germany), Peter Jakober currently lives and works in Vienna.
Besides being featured at major international festivals (currently at the upcoming Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival), he was handpicked by Georg Friedrich Haas as one of the four composers for the CD compilation “Austrian Heartbeats #2 – selected by Georg Friedrich Haas”, which provides a wonderful illustration of the genre-crossing diversity in today’s contemporary music from Austria.