Having moved to Cologne in 2008, pianist Simon Seidl currently studies jazz-piano under Hubert Nussat the Cologne Music and Dance Conservatorium (HFMT Köln). At the age of ten, he began with classical piano lessons and in 2007 Simon was awarded the Ingoldstädter Jazz-sponsorship prize. Soon thereafter, until 2008, he began studies at the Conservatorium in Munich as a junior student. Between 2004 and 2007, Simon was a recipient of various awards with ‘Jugend Jazzt’ and was also accepted into the State Youth Jazz Orchestra of Bavaria. Alongside his own Trio including Robert Landfermann and Fabian Arends, Simon is active as a sideman in numerous ensembles across Germany. In 2012 he won the first prize at the “Steinway Förderpreis Jazz” for Piano students from North Rhine Westphalia. In 2016 and 2017 he played various productions with the WDR Big Band.