A graduate of the Colburn School, where she studied with Robert Lipsett, Simone is the recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. She was recently hailed by the Edmonton Journal for "musical maturity well beyond her years."
Her recent debuts have featured her as a soloist with ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Utah Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra Colorado Symphony, Pacific Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony.
She has also performed at a number of renowned institutions including the Edinburgh, Mostly Mozart, Ravinia, Grand Teton, and Aspen music festivals — as well as the Hollywood Bowl.
Simone currently performs on a 1740 Carlo Bergonzi violin, on generous loan from The Master’s University, Santa Clarita, California.
VC ARTIST SIMONE PORTER | ARVO PÄRT | FRATRES | ERIC JACOBSEN & GREATER BRIDGEPORT SYMPHONY | 2021
VC ARTIST SIMONE PORTER | BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2ND MVT | SHIYEON SUNG & SEATTLE SYMPHONY | 2021
VC ARTIST SIMONE PORTER | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASONS | SUMMER | ERIC JACOBSEN & GREATER BRIDGEPORT SYMPHONY | 2021
VC ARTIST SIMONE PORTER | ESA-PEKKA SALONEN | LACHEN VERLERNT | WQXR | 2020
VC ARTIST SIMONE PORTER & HSIN-I HUANG | JANÁČEK | VIOLIN SONATA JW VII/7 | 2019
VC ARTIST SIMONE PORTER | BEETHOVEN | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | 2ND MVT | DAVID LOCKINGTON & NORTHWEST SINFONIETTA | 2019
VC ARTIST SIMONE PORTER | JOHN WILLIAMS | THEME FROM "SCHINDLER'S LIST" | GUSTAVO DUDAMEL & AMERICAN YOUTH SYMPHONY | 2018
Violin: 1740 Carlo Bergonzi violin — on generous loan from The Master’s University, Santa Clarita, California
Strings: Thomastik Pi
Accessories: Korfker Shoulder Rest | Andrea rosin
Teachers: Margaret Pressley | Robert Lipsett
Schools: Colburn Conservatory of Music