Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar was born in Basel and grew up in Bonn. His musical focus is in Art Songs, with a particular interest for rarely performed repertoire. He performs in concerts and festivals such as the styriarte Graz, the Rheingau Musik Festival and the Menuhin Festival Gstaad. He has featured in radio broadcasts for SWR, Bavarian Radio, HR, SR 2 and ORF. His recordings of the complete songs of Clara Schumann, played on her own piano, were released on Naxos. A series of recordings were released on various labels, often world premiere recordings, most recently songs by Joachim Raff for Sterling Records. Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar is currently on staff at the Music Academies in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf and gives masterclasses in Europe, China and Japan.