Silvia Simionescu

Menuhin Music Academy, in Switzerland, where she studies violin and viola with Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Lysy and Johannes Eskaer.

Prizewinner in several international competitions, among others 1st Prize in the Brescia International Competition and 1st Prize of the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (as a member of Trio Ligeti) she performed as soloist in Romania, Japan and Italy.

Over the years she was invited to perform in important chamber music Festivals like: „Mont Fuji Festival“, „Folles Journées de Nantes“, Kuhmo Festival (Finland), Sangat Festival (Bombay), Menuhin Festival (Gstaad). She had the great chance to enrich her artistic experience playing chamber music with great artists such as Joshua Bell, Carolin Widmann, Ana Chumacenco ,Alberto Lysy, Bruno Giurana, Anthony Marwood.

CD recordings with works of Françaix, Reger, Dohnany, Schumann, Fauré, Franck, Chausson been released by Ars, Leman Classics, Arion, Alpheé and Orion.

Since 2004 she is a professor in Music Academy Basel teaching viola and chamber music and regularly gives master classes in Germany, India, Switzerland and Spain.

Silvia Simionescu, VIOLA

Silvia Simionescu, international well-known violist enjoys a diverse career as a performing musician that has taken her all over the world. She had the opportunity to play in most well-know halls in the world as Auditorium in Barcelona, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersbourg, KKL Luzern, Beethoven Halle in Bonn.

Born in Romania, Silvia Simionescu took up playing the violin at the age of seven. She joins the International