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Photography: Jonathan Sehlinger except bottom 3: Marcel Lallemang.
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Simone Weber, born in 1985 in Luxembourg, is a dynamic and versatile clarinettist from Luxembourg who crosses borders in her playing style. She is at home in classical and contemporary music, experimenting with folk music from various cultures as well as electronic music.
Ms. Weber holds a Master’s degree of Music Performance from Miami University, Oxford, OH, where she was graduate assistant of Prof. Michèle Gingras. In 2008, she graduated summa cum laude. Previously, she received a Vordiplom in clarinet performance from the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf with Prof. Kerstin Grötsch, and additionally studied bass clarinet with Marcel Lallemang at the Luxembourg Conservatory.
Ms. Weber also studied period clarinets privately with Alan Hacker at his home in North Yorkshire.
In 2010, she successfully completed her Diplom in clarinet performance at the Hochschule für Musik Saar, and is currently working on her Konzertexamen in clarinet performance with Prof. Johannes Gmeinder as well as chamber music with Prof. Mokatsian at the same school.
In 2007, Simone Weber performed Ferruccio Busoni’s Clarinet Concerto with the Miami University Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the annual Concerto Competition. The same year, she was awarded the Undergraduate Research Award for her work on the basset clarinet at Miami University. Her scholarly work includes several published articles and a presentation at a music conference in Toronto.
Ms. Weber was a member of the European Workshop for Contemporary Music ensemble as well as the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Baltic Youth Philharmonic, and has performed at festivals such as the Warsaw Autumn, Young Euro Classic, David Oistrakh Festival and Usedomer Musikfestival.
Ms. Weber is also a regular contributor to The Clarinet and ‘Rohrblatt, and served as secretary to the European Clarinet Association from 2009-2011.
Simone Weber performs on clarinets made by the innovative German clarinet makers Schwenk & Seggelke.
Her “period-hybrid” basset clarinet in A dates from ca. 1820 and was made by Thomas Key, Charing Cross, London.
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In July, Simone successfully finished her Diplom in Clarinet Performance as a student of Prof. Johannes Gmeinder at the Hochschule für Musik Saar and will now continue working on a Konzertexamen in Clarinet Performance as well as Chamber Music (with her ensemble Torun Trio) in the studios of Prof. Gmeinder and Prof. Mokatsian.
A few months earlier, she won auditions for the Baltic Youth Philharmonic and the European Union Youth Orchestra, and is looking forward to the tours!
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Starting in October 2009, Simone will be studying with Prof. Johannes Gmeinder at the Hochschule für Musik Saar, where she will finish her Diplom in Music Performance!
Over the summer, Simone is participating in masterclasses with Prof. Charles Neidich in Weimar, July 20-25 and Caroline Hartig in Vianden, August 17-27. Performances are scheduled during the Vianden International Music Festival in August and the Warsaw Autumn in September. From August 11-14, Simone will be at ClarinetFest 2009 in Porto, Portugal.
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For their concerts in March and May 2009, Simone performs as substitute second clarinet with the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra.
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For her outstanding academic achievement, Simone was offered membership by Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society.
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