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Biography

Violinist Simone Trollmo enjoys exploring the different repertoire of the violin and especially the freedom and improvisatory nature of baroque music. Currently she is pursuing a master's degree specializing in historical performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge.

Originally from Sweden, Simone first became introduced to the historical performance movement whilst pursuing her undergraduate studies in Wales where Rachel Podger was teaching. After transferring to Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, Simone began taking baroque violin lessons with Walter Reiter and joined the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, with which she performed at the London Handel Festival and the National Maritime Museum.

Simone feels a great responsibility in passing on the joy that music means for her, through concerts, research and education. Classical music is given less and less room in media and in young people’s lives, and Simone feels passionately about finding new ways of reaching new audiences to show how much this music is still relevant and able to affect us.

Aside from performing on baroque violin, Simone also performs on modern violin for later repertoire, especially 20th century music, when the occasion so requires. She also enjoys playing the harpsichord and composing.
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