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09.16.17
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Sommerville spellbinding as Philharmonic guest conductor
Providence Journal
08.11.17
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Hollywood Bowl veteran McGegan teams with 20-year-old talent Simone Porter for a winning night of Vivaldi
Los Angeles Times
05.22.17
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San Diego Symphony on Saturday night — the best concert ever
San Diego Reader
05.12.17
Alexander Prior, Simone Porter
Simone Porter simply marvellous with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Edmonton Journal
03.02.17
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A musical homecoming for violinist Simone Porter at the Aspen Music Festival
The Aspen Times
04.02.16
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Review: Florida Orchestra and Simone Porter thrill with Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
Tampa Bay Times
03.11.16
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HSO & Simone Porter Impress With Prokofiev And Tchaikovsky
Hartford Courant
02.20.16
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CSO & Simone Porter are fresh, inspired
Cincinnati Enquirer
02.08.16
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Impassioned violinist Simone Porter to make CSO debut Feb. 19-20
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
11.20.15
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Review: RPO and teenage soloist show passion, range
Democrat and Chronicle
10.02.15
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Simone Porter Triumphs as Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Open Immortal Beethoven Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Strings
10.02.15
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LA Phil digs into early Beethoven, explores what is immortal
Los Angeles Times
05.29.15
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Catch rising star Simone Porter while you can
Seattle Times
05.08.15
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Seattle-born violinist is on the fast track to stardom
Seattle Times
03.19.15
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OPUS 3 ARTISTS WELCOMES AVERY FISHER CAREER GRANT WINNER SIMONE PORTER
03.19.15
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Simone Porter wins Avery Fisher Career Grant
Lincoln Center
11.15.14
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Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
10.25.14
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Music Review: Violinist Simone Porter and the NSO play Paganini with a vengeance
ArtsNash
09.05.14
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Simone Porter, Ludovic Morlot a star combo at Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles Times

Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, interpretive integrity, and vibrant communication.  After performing last season with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the LA Times declared Simone "on the cusp of a major career."  In the past few years she has debuted with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and with a number of renowned conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nicholas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, and Donald Runnicles. Born in 1996, Simone made her professional solo debut at age 10 with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London at age 13. In March 2015, Simone was named a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. 

Simone's 2016/17 season marked her Carnegie Hall Debut with the New York Youth Symphony, followed by debuts with the Pittsburgh, Minnesota, San Diego, Indianapolis, Vancouver and Edmonton symphonies, and return engagements with the Seattle, Nashville, and Utah Symphonies. She also made recital debuts with Armen Guzelimian at the Harriman-Jewell Series in Kansas City and in Harris Hall at the Aspen Winter Music Festival, as well as programs in South Carolina, Texas, and Florida. In summer 2017 she returned to the Hollywood Bowl with Nicholas McGegan and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to the Aspen Music Festival with Ludovic Morlot, and performed with Carlos Kalmar at the Interlochen Arts Festival.  

Her current season includes concerts with orchestras in Rhode Island, Albany NY, Eugene OR, Lubbock and Waco TX and Alabama in addition to a return visit to Des Moines and recitals in Los Angeles and San Francisco ... read full bio