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Stefan Heckel

Lecturer for IGP Jazz & Popular Music (Faculty of Music Education)
Education & Ensembles

- on sabbatical leave - 

Artistic and pedagogical education

  • 1996 Concert studies piano jazz ( University of Arts Graz
  • 1997 Instrumental Pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
  • 1998 Composition Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music London
  • PhD studies at the University of Music Vienna (in progress)

Teaching & Research

  • Lecturer at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at the Friedrich Gulda School of Music since 2021

    Senior Lecturer since 2001 Kunstuniversität Graz/Jazzinsitut & Music Pedagogy


Artistic publications – CDs, DVDs

  • Stefan Heckel Group 5 CDs
  • Nenad Vasilic Balkan Band (2 CDs)
  • Irina Karamarkovic Quartet
  • Gstättner/Sahmaoui/Heckel: LAVA
  • Dew Drops with Maria Gstättner, Peter Herbert
  • Melange Oriental with Israeli and Palestinian musicians
  • Accordion quartet BELOFOUR (2CDs)

Scientific publications

  • Co-authorship on the e-book "Decentering Curricula," a publication of the AEC project SMS (Strengthening Music in Society).

Further work experience

  • Theater music for Komödienspiele Porcia, Children and Youth Theater Next Liberty Graz, Theater Kaendace, Dschungel Wien, Tanzhotel Wien

Prizes, awards, miscellaneous

  • Harry Pepl Jazz-Preis 2011
  • Al Quds Composition Award 2013
  • Collaboration in the development of the project MIMIC (Meaningful Music in Health Care) at the AKH Vienna and at the Meduni Graz