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Andy Simionescu

Violin | Orchestra

Romanian-born violinist Andy Simionescu continues to enjoy an extremely active and multi-faceted performing career. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Szymon Goldberg. Andy was a First Prize winner in the Concert Artists Guild and the Washington International Competitions and was awarded the Silver Medal and Prize for Commissioned Work at the 1987 Montreal International Violin Competition. A Presidential Scholar in the Arts, he was also the recipient of a Career Grant from the Yale Gordon Trust.

Andy’s solo performances have been praised by critics for their “passion” and “elegance” and have taken him to the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Vienna’s Musikverein, Tokyo’s Casals Hall and throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He was awarded a fellowship with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra where he led the orchestra in several concerts. As Artistic Director of Performers of Westchester since 1998, Andy has played over sixty concerts in diverse collaborations with such artists as Pamela Frank, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Gary Graffman, Jeremy Denk, Anthony Newman, Ed Arron, Nathaniel Rosen, Ron Thomas, Peter Wilcy, Paul Coletti, Toby Appel, Paul Neubauer, Cynthia Phelps, Eugenia Zukerman, Ricardo Morales, and Ben Verdery. He is a member of the Raphael Trio, and Visiting Artist with the Kansas City String Quartet Program.

He plays on a Sergio Peresson violin, which was made for him in 1983. An avid tennis player, Andy makes his home in the New York area.

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