Anneliese Weibel is a native of Switzerland, where she attended the Conservatories of Biel/Bienne and Geneva, studying piano with Katharina Krebs and Eduardo Vercelli, resp. After emigrating to the US in the mid 1980s, Anneliese continued her studies in music and enrolled in the graduate program of ethnomusicology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. It was during this time that she began writing her own music, encouraged by the composer Stuart Saunders Smith. She decided to continue studying composition and completed a doctoral degree in theory/composition at the University of Maryland at College Park, mentored by the theorist and composer Thomas DeLio. While in Maryland, Anneliese also had studied percussion and organ, and her performance repertory in both piano and percussion ranges from the Baroque period to the present. Her music is performed throughout the US, in Europe, and Central America. Her work C.I.R.C.A. for piano and percussion can be heard on Neuma CD.