Hilko Dumno studied the piano, chamber music and song form at the Musikhochschule in Detmold and Franfurt am Main. His teachers included Gregor Weichert, Rainer Hoffmann, Tabea Zimmermann and Charles Spencer. He held scholarships from the German Music Council, Villa Musica Mainz and the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. Hilko Dumno has appeared regularly with Christoph Prégardien, Christine Schäfer, Hedwig Fassbender, Julia Kleiter and Johannes Schende as their partner at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, the Dresden Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival and the Amadeus Festival in Geneva. Concert tours have taken him to North America and Japan. He has made recordings and appeared in various broadcasts for NDR (North German Radio) and Hessischer Rundfunk, also for Radio de la Suisse Romande. Hilko Dumno teaches song form at the Frankfurt am Main Hochschule for Music and Performing Arts.