PD Dr. Simone Heilgendorff

Quelle: Sigrid Schad

Guest Faculty | Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (M.A.)

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Lietzenburger Straße 45, 10789 Berlin

PD Dr. Simone Heilgendorff is a musicologist and an accomplished violist and currently head of the program area “ConTempOhr. Mediating Contemporary Music” at the Focus Area Science and Art of the University of Salzburg and the University Mozarteum Salzburg.

She studied musicology, philosophy, and psychology (habiliation Univ. of Salzburg/Austria 2019; Dr. phil., Humboldt University Berlin/Germany 2002) as well as Viola (Master of Music, Univ. of Michigan Ann Arbor/USA 1991) in Freiburg, Zurich, Ann Arbor, and Berlin. Her studies were funded by a scholarship from the foundation Evangelisches Studienwerk

Since 1993 she has been teaching in several colleges and universities with an emphasis on the mediation of scholarly and artistic practice. From 2007 to 2013 she was University Professor of Applied Musicology and head of the Department of Musicology at Klagenfurt University and also head of the study program in Applied Musicology (BA, MA). From June 2013 to Dec. 2016 she was head of the international research project „New Music Festivals as Agorai: Their Formation and Impact on Warsaw Autumn, Festival d'Automne in Paris, and Wien Modern Since 1980" (funded by FWF Austrian Science Fund) at the University of Salzburg.

As a violist she is active as a founding member of the Berlin-based Kairos Quartet, which specializes in contemporary (art) music. 

Her research interests as well as her publications are centered on music of our time and of the Baroque period, performative musical analysis, and performance studies with close links to cultural studies and artistic research.