Teresa Hackel was born in Berlin in 1981. She studied recorder with Gerd Lünenbürger at the Berlin University of the Arts and got the pedagogical diploma. 

In 2005 she moved to Bern in order to study recorder with Carsten Eckert at the Bern University of the Arts. In 2006 she was awarded the 3rd Prize at the Concours Nicati for interpreters of contemporary music in Bern as a soloist. In 2008 she obtained her artistic diploma with distinction. The focuses were free improvisation and interpretation of contemporary music.

Teresa Hackel took part in different Swiss premieres. She has a long collaboration with the guitar player Virginia Arancio. Together with her and Elena Casoli she recorded pieces of Fausto Romitelli. This CD “Solare” was released in 2018. With the guitar player Karin Rüdt she recorded the CD “Zustandsformen” with pieces of the millennium in 2022.

She has played in several projects and ensembles, currently she is a member of the Insubordination Meta Orchestra. Regularly she plays the Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with the “J.S.Bach-Stiftung”, conducted by Rudolf Lutz.

She teaches recorder in a music school and in the grammar school in Aarau, Baden and Wettingen and she is living in Baden, Switzerland.

The Aargauer Kuratorium has awarded Teresa Hackel with a scholarship and a stay in London from July to December 2024.