Simone Porter

Instrumental Focus

  • violin

Simone Porter, violin, has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. The Los Angeles Times, after referring to her as a “future star,” wrote, “Let’s strike the word ‘future.’ She sounds ready. Now.” Her performances have been described as “bold” (the Seattle Times), “virtuosic”(The Times, London), and Ms. Porter herself has been praised as “a consummate chamber musician”(The Telegraph). At twenty years of age, she has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with many renowned conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nicolas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, David Robertson, and Donald Runnicles. Ms. Porter made her professional solo debut at age ten with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at age thirteen. In March 2015, she received an Avery Fisher Career Grant.