PD Dr. Simone Heilgendorff, a German musicologist, accomplished violist and music curator, is currently private docent at the Division of Music and Dance Studies of the University of Salzburg and a member of the Guest Faculty of the international Master program „Sound Studies and Sound Art“ at the University of the Arts Berlin (D). From fall 2014 to fall 2019 she was head of the programme area “ ConTempOhr. Mediating Contemporary Music” at the Focus Area Science and Art of the University of Salzburg and the University Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria). Since 1993 she has been teaching in several colleges and universities with an emphasis on the mediation of scholarly and artistic practice. From 2013 to 2016 she was head of the international FWF research project „New Music Festivals as Agorai: Their Formation and Impact on Warsaw Autumn, Festival d’Automne in Paris, and Wien Modern Since 1980“ at the University of Salzburg. From 2007 to 2013 she was Professor of Applied Musicology and head of the Department of Musicology with its study program in Applied Musicology at Klagenfurt University (Austria). As a violist, she is 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, musical analysis, and performance studies with close links to cultural studies and artistic research.