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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, musical integrity, and vibrant sound.  After performing last season with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic the LA Times declared Ms. Porter "on the cusp of a major career."  Elsewhere, her performances have been described as "bold," (Seattle Times) and "virtuosic," (London Times) and at 20 years of age, Ms. Porter has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the baton of renowned conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Nicholas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and Donald Runnicles. Ms. Porter made her professional solo debut at age 10 with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at age 13.

In June 2016, Simone Porter was featured at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams in a solo performance of music from Schindler's List with Maestro Dudamel and members of the American Youth Symphony; this featured program was broadcast nationally on the TNT Network. Summer 2016 also brought her debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival performing Mozart with Louis Langree, and return engagements to both the Aspen Festival with Nicholas McGegan and Grand Teton Festival with Donald Runnicles. The 2016-2017 season included Ms. Porter's Carnegie Hall orchestral debut with the New York Youth Symphony as well as the San Diego Symphony and Charles Dutoit, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Vancouver, Indianapolis, Nashville, Seattle, Utah, and Edmonton Symphonies, as well as summer 2017 returns to the Aspen Festival with Ludovic Morlot and the Hollywood Bowl ... read full bio