Simone Keller was born 1980 and grew up in Weinfelden/Switzerland. She studied piano at the Zurich conservatory with Hans-Juerg Strub and graduated with a concert diploma.
She also attended master classes with Andrzej Jasinski, Siegfried Mauser, Karl Engel, Hartmut Hoell and Werner Baertschi and received instructions in historic
piano instruments with Michael Biehl, in organ classes with André Manz and in Lied classes with Daniel Fueter and Hans Adolfsen.
Simone Keller was
awarded several prizes and distinctions, such as the first prize at the Landolt Piano Competition (CH), the second prize at the Hans-Ninck Piano Competition
(CH) and the EMCY-Chamber Music Prize for Lied accompaniment at the European Classical Music Festival (D).
Simone Keller performs soloistically and in chamber music ensembles and she is versant in various music styles. She is a founding member of the trio tafeal, of the
ensembleTZARA and the Umi Ensemble. Furthermore she can be seen or listened to in several recordings, TV productions as well as in radio shows and theater
She is particularly interested in contemporary music and premiered many compositions. 2007-09 Simone Keller was the artistic conductor of the Hinterberg Gallery AUG+OHR
in Zurich and she initiated the Music Festival in Weinfelden, which she also directs.