Veit Heller finished his studies in 1994 at the University of Leipzig with a thesis about the Die Glocken und Geläute des Nicolaus Jonas Sorber (“Bells and Chimes of Nicolaus Jonas Sorber,” Frankfurt / M. 1997) and has since then published papers about the history and use of bells and bell wheels. Since 1995, he has been working as a researcher at the Museum of Musical Instruments at the University of Leipzig and has played a major role in various research projects, including among others, Die Musikinstrumente der Begräbniskapelle im Dom zu Freiberg von 1594 (“The Musical Instruments of the Funeral Chapel in the Freiberg Cathedral from 1594”) and most recently Martin und Johann Christian Hoffmann – Lauten und Geigenmacher des Barock (“Martin and Johann Christian Hoffmann – Lutes and Violin Makers of the Baroque”). At the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig, Veit Heller teaches historical instruments as well as acoustics and temperaments and accepts lectureships in the music instrument building study program at the West Saxon University of Applied Studies in Zwickau. He is also an instrumentalist with the ensembles Ioculatores and Cantilena aurea, both of which focus on the performance of the music of the Middle Ages.
Gothic and Renaissance Organ Music
Daniel Beilschmidt, Organ - Christine Mothes, Vocals - Veit Heller, Bells