Verena Zeiner is a pianist, composer, improviser and pedagogue, based in Vienna. Her studies in Music- and Movementeducation/Rhythmics, Jazzpiano and Real Time Composition brought her to Vienna, Brussels, New York and Tel Aviv. Improvisation is the main focus of her artistic works. Her music is strongly influenced by Jazz and the approach to music it implies. Another vital source of inspiration are movement, dance and bodywork. Verena Zeiner leads her own bands and composes for them, performs in various ensembles, works with dancers, is founder of Fraufeld, a platform dedicated to increasing the visibilty of female musicians, teaches improvisation at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and leads workshops on improvisation and diverse music- and movement related topics internationally.