is one of Leipzig, Germany's most versatile artists in contemporary music and improvisation up to ambient and noise. Preferential she is improvising, using grand-piano, digital pianos and/or laptop.
„… Unusual sound-colours, dramatic changes of tempi! Sometimes vigourously, sometimes whispering softly! The explosive music of Simone Weißenfels arises through spontaneous play, a flowing communication of concrete ideas and prudent art. She creates wide soundscapes, abstraction, flowing chains of melodies and metrically unattached soundcolour-bunches. That's how she enters into suspenseful adventures of improvisation. ...“
In the past she performed successfully the works of contemporary and classic composers as well as her own compositions.
This background allows her to create hers own world on the piano without showing only flat virtuosity.
Keir Neuringer, Marco Eneidi, Lol Coxhill, Gisela May, Willi Kellers, Connie Crothers,
John Sinclair a.m.o.
She has played
.jazz-& improvisation-festivals in:
Berlin, New York, Columbus, Nickelsdorf, Leipzig, Bochum, Nanjing a.m.o.
.concerts and tours to:
USA, UK, Argentina, Taiwan, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Ukraine, Griechenland and throughout Germany
Frequently she is performing in New York, played at Knitting Factory, The Stone, Brecht Forum, Scholes Studio, Ibeam a.m.o.
.Broadcasting company productions with DLF and WDR, interviews and recordings in USA, Germany, Taiwan, China and Bosnia-Herzegovina
After her ensemble multiboxx performed the International Festival in Nanjing 2004 in 2006 though 2008, she lead one of the first practical youth exchange projects of young Chinese and German musicians in Nanjing and Shanghai.
This international ensemble performed the premiere of her composition "lullaby for K." by T. Brasch in Nanjing for 10.000 people and in Leipzig within the scope of the International 'Bach-Fest' in 2008.
Since 2011 she is organizing share leipzig, a platform for portable artists of all genre.
Simone Weißenfels is teaching piano at the world-famous Thomanerchor and ‚Neue Musik‘ in Leipzig.