Anne Simon (Viola)
The violist born in Mulhouse first started her musical education at the age of 5 on the piano. At the age of 14, she won the 1st prize in the Rotary Club competition in Thann. André Gendraud, solo violist of the Festival strings Lucerne, awaked her interest in playing viola. At the École national de musique de Mulhouse she became his student and graduated there with the 1er Prix. Then she continued her studies in Paris at the Conservatoire de musique with Mme. Lequien, where she won the “1er Prix” at graduation. After moving to Speyer, she began to study at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Heidelberg-Mannheim with Jaques Mayencourt, solo violist of the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz, the postgraduate course “art education”, which she completed in 1995. Another important impulse generator was Tasso Adamopoulos, first solo violist of the Orchestre national de France.
Since many years, Anne Simon regularly performs as a solo violist with orchestras of the metropolitan area, like for example with the SAP Symphony Orchestra and Merck Philharmonic Darmstadt ans others. In addition to the orchestral literature her interest applies in chamber music.
Since her time in Mannheim, the is in a close friendship with the violinist Caroline Korn.
Anne Simon and Caroline Korn will perform the Concertante for Violine, Viola and Orchester Eb-Dur KV 364 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in our concerts on 20th June in Mannheim (Christuskirche), 27th June in Neckargemünd (SRH), 17th July in Heidelberg (Providenzkirche) and 19th July 2015 in Rauenberg (Mannaberghalle).