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Simone Pirri


Is a dynamic and prize-winning period violinist, celebrated for his engaging performances and vibrant personality. As a sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster, Simone regularly collaborates with the world’s leading early music ensembles, including Collegium 1704, Holland Baroque, Les Talens Lyriques, The English Concert, Il Pomo d’Oro, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Diderot, Brecon Baroque, Arcangelo, and many others. His recital appearances have graced prestigious stages such as Amici della Musica di Padova, Handel & Hendrix in London, and the London Bach Society.

In October 2023, Simone achieved distinction by winning two prizes at the International Baroque Violin Competition "Premio Bonporti" in Italy, following his success at the IV International Baroque Violin Competition "José Herrando" in Spain the previous year. His accolades also include the Belsize Baroque Leader Scholarship and participation in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s "Ann and Peter Law Experience for Young Players." Additionally, he was a Samama Fellow with Holland Baroque and a Handel House Talent at Handel & Hendrix in London.

Simone's exceptional education includes a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Conservatorio Luisa D'Annunzio in Pescara, a Master of Arts in Historical Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. He further honed his skills with a Master’s in Chamber Music on period instruments from Conservatorio E. F. Dall'Abaco in Verona. His mentors have included luminaries such as Rachel Podger, Simon Standage, and Nicolette Moonen.

Performing on a rare Pietro Paolo De Vitor violin (1730-40, Venice), generously loaned by the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation, Simone Pirri continues to enchant audiences worldwide with his artistry. He is also a vibrant member of the early music chamber ensemble "Mozaique."

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