Stefan Schönegg

Bassplayer, Improviser, Composer

About

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Stefan Schönegg (*1986), born in Heppenheim, raised in Konstanz. Studied Classical and Jazz double bass in Berlin and Cologne, lives and works in Cologne. Works in between Improvised Music, Jazz, Classical Avantgarde. Founding member of the Cologne collective for improvised and contemporary music impakt.

Besides working with his own ensembles entitled Enso with
different lineups which deal with quiet intensities in between free
improvisation and composition, he is / was involved in numerous projects
like Eva Klesse Quartett, Die Fichten, Schmid’s Huhn, Simon Nabatov
Trio, Katrin Scherer Cluster Quartet, Totenhagen, Leif Berger „Hinweis
auf die Sonne“, Janning Trumann Octet and others.

As a demanded sideman Stefan plays concerts all over Europe and beyond, including tours in China, Egypt, India, Lebanon, Russia, Turkey. He played on reknowned festivals for Jazz and Neue Musik like Moers festival, Elbjazz, Cologne Jazzweek, Cairo Jazz festival, Izmir Jazz festival, Warsaw Autumn, Acht Brücken, Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt. 

He worked amongst others with: Arto Lindsay, Theo Bleckmann, Simon Nabatov, Eve Risser, Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Judith Hamann, Toma Gouband, Kari Ronnekleiv, Michael Thieke, Sandra Weiss, Nathan Bontrager, Etienne Nillesen, Philip Zoubek, Matthias Muche, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Oli Steidle, Elisabeth Coudoux, Janning Trumann, Laura Totenhagen, Leif Berger, Rebekka Ziegler, Kathrin Pechlof, Sebastian Gille, Felix Hauptmann, Fabian Arends, Stefan Karl Schmid, Dominik Mahnig, Leonhard Huhn.

Discography

2022:
Stefan Schönegg – Enso: Strings & Percussion (impakt)
Leif Berger – Hinweis auf die Sonne (self released)
Schmid’s Huhn – Layers (live) (shoebill)

2021:
Cluster Quartet – Second Brain (green deer)
Simon Nabatov – loves (leo)
Stefan Schönegg – Enso: Strukturen (impakt)
Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra – works by Carl Ludwig Hübsch (impakt)

2020:
Stefan Schönegg – BIG Enso (impakt)
Die Fichten – Fontaine Session (impakt)
Eva Klesse Quartett – creatures and states (enja / yellowbird)

2019:
Fabian Arends / David Helm – Fosterchild (tangible)
Totenhagen – Yonic (klaeng)
Stefan Schönegg – Enso: Zyklus (impakt)

2018:
Katrin Scherer – Cluster Quartet (green deer)
Schmid’s Huhn – Golden Spheres (shoebill)
Hauptmann / Schönegg / Philipp – Live (self released)

2017:
Laura Totenhagen – Foliage (toy piano)
Carl Ludwig Hübsch – Rowetor 3 & 4 (tour de bras)
Uchronia – Uchronia (impakt)

2016:
Polytheistic Ensemble – Signals from the cool (Neuklang)
Simon Nabotov Trio – Picking Order (leo)
Stefan Schönegg – Enso (impakt)

2015:
Botter – Ango (float)

2014:
Rafael Krohn Quartett – Broken Glass (coda music)
Stefan Karl Schmid & Leonhard Huhn – Schmid’s Huhn (shoebill)
L. Huhn, S. Schönegg, D. Mahnig – Die Fichten (fixcel)