Simone is an 8 year old violinist. From American Old-Time Fiddle Tunes to Renaissance Concertos and Gypsy Jazz, she plays songs from a wide variety of genres. She started her Suzuki Violin training when she was 5, and has supplemented her Classical Education with Fiddle Jamming and Improv. Her debut Album, “Music is in the Air,” includes songs mainly from the American Folk Tradition.
Consistently Achieving a “Superior Rating” from the National Federation of Music Clubs, Simone has also received The “Honorable Mention” Award from them. She also won the Longleaf Pine Fiddle Contest when she was 7.
She has performed at various venues in the North Central Florida region, including the Hippodrome State Theatre, BarCamp, Leonardo’s 706, Celebrations Church, Elephant Appreciation Day, Gainesville Woman’s Club, Haile Homestead, Stephen Foster State Park, Morningside Nature Center & the Historic Thomas Center. When not working on her second album, this Honor Roll 3rd grader enjoys art, swimming, theatre, and dancing.