8 – 15 July 2023
Concertos, Solopieces, Sonatas, on request also Chamber Music. Each course member should prepare two pieces of different genres.
Number of lessons
A minimum of four 45-minute lessons, additional chamber music
German, English, French
Course members: CHF 500 / € 500 Auditors: CHF 200 / € 200
1 May 2023
Her career has taken Silvia Simionescu, an internationally renowned violist, to concert stages around the world. She has performed in major music centers, including the Chatelet in Paris, the KKL in Lucerne, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Casals-Hall in Tokyo, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, and the Marinskij Theater in St. Petersburg, in the Tonhalle Zurich and the Victoria Hall in Geneva. With her extraordinarily intense and intelligent interpretations, she inspired her audience.
Born in Romania, Silvia Simionescu started playing the violin at the age of six. She studied violin and viola at the International Music Academy Yehudi Menuhin in Switzerland with Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Lysy and Johannes Eskaer. Her encounter with Ferenc Rados, the extraordinary pianist and teacher, had a formative influence on her musical development.
As a passionate chamber musician, she has been able to broaden her musical experience through exchanges with renowned musicians such as Alberto Lysy, Joshua Bell, Carolin Widmann, Léon Fleischer, Alexandr Lonquich, Ilya Gringolts, Ana Chumacenco, Jürg Wittman and Christian Poltera. Since 2009, as a member of the Gringolts Quartet, she has been exploring the masterpieces of string quartet literature.
Since 2004, Silvia Simionescu has been a professor for viola and chamber music at the FHNW Music Academy in Basel, Switzerland, and regularly gives master classes in Germany, India, Switzerland and Spain
Silvia Simionescu plays a viola by Giacomo Gennaro, Cremona, from 1660.