Peter Jakober studied composition under Georg Friedrich Haas and Gerd Kühr at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. So far his works have been interpreted by the Ensemble Recherche, the Aleph Guitar Quartet, Klangforum Wien, the Arditti Quartet, Cologne‘s Thürmchen Ensemble, the Ensemble für Neue Musik Graz and the Graz Orgelpfeifenorchester. Performances i.a. in the Austrian Culture Forum New York, the Konzerthaus Berlin, Ars nova of the SWR Deutschland, the Musikprotokoll at the Steirische Herbst, and Wien Modern. He received the 2010 Andrzej Dobrowolski Composition Scholarship from the province of Styria, the SKE Publicity Prize, the 2011/2012 Scholarship of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, and the 2015 Erste Bank Composition Prize.