Simone Keller, piano

Born in 1980 in Weinfelden/Thurgau, completed her training in the concert class of Hans-Jürg Strub and the Lied class of Daniel Fueter at the Zurich University of the Arts and was awarded, among others, 1st prize at the Landolt Competition, 2nd prize at the Hans Ninck Competition and the EMCY Chamber Music Prize at the European Classical Music Festival Ruhr. As a soloist and chamber musician, she cultivates a very broad repertoire ranging from classical and modern music to experimental and interdisciplinary formats, her own concepts and mediation projects, and performs extensively in Switzerland and in many other countries in Europe, the USA and Asia. As a guest, Simone Keller has played regularly with the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie and the Collegium Novum Zürich and has been invited by the Ensemble Contrechamps Geneva, the Glassfarm Ensemble New York or the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, among others, where she has worked with conductors such as Peter Rundel, Jac van Steen, Jonathan Stockhammer, Pablo Heras-Casado, Peter Ruzicka, Peter Hirsch, Heinz Holliger or Johannes Kalitzke. In 2016 Simone Keller was invited to the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris for several months and in 2018 she lived in an artist residency in Belgrade for half a year. In 2017 she was privileged to collaborate with the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University in California, and in 2019 she received renewed invitations from Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music in New York, and Brown University in Providence/ Boston. In 2019, Simone Keller was nominated for Classical:NEXT's international innovation award and received two awards from the International Lake Constance Conference in the same year. In 2021 she was awarded the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize.