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Herb Alpert Music Center

Adjunct Faculty

Emilia Simeonov

Emilia Simeonov

Adjunct Faculty, Violin, Strings

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Fall 2021 office hours will be held online.

Mondays 12:00-2:00pm

Biographical Statement:

Professor Emilia Simeonov has been an active violinist and educator with a diverse performance career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestra and theater musician in Europe and the US.

Starting her career in Oslo, Norway and later in NYC, Professor Simeonov has been invited to perform at several music festivals - The Annual Oslo Opera Ball, Knut Hamsun Festival, Bergen Mostraspelet, Music on Madison concert series in NYC, and New York Fringe Festival to name a few.

Professor Simeonov has been a violinist in Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra, The Norwegian Opera, Manhattan Symphony, as well as a member of TettPĂ„ String Quartet and Forte String Quartet.

As a theater and musical musician she has been a soloist and a composer of the theater production Dos Parables by Isabel Allende, performed at Oslo New Theater, a concertmaster of the musical production Jesus Christ Superstar by Lloyd Weber and a solo violinist at the chamber musical Araby at NYC Fringe Festival, featured at the WNYC Greene Space.

As an educator, Professor Simeonov has more than twenty years experience teaching violin, viola, chamber music and string orchestra. She served as a faculty of Paramus High School Music Program (NJ), Montclair Kimberly Academy, as well as Oslo Community Music School (Norway). Many of her students have won regional competitions and been accepted to
music colleges and universities.

Besides being a classical violinist, Professor Simeonov has a passion for improvising in different styles, including Balkan, Flamenco and World music. She has been performing and recorded with several bands.

Born in Varna, Bulgaria, in a family of musicians and artists, Professor Simeonov started playing violin at the age of six with her mother, a professional violinist and educator. After graduating Sofia School of Music “L. Pipkov” in the class of Alexander Seraphimov, she was accepted with a full scholarship at The Norwegian Academy of Music, where she holds a Graduate Performance Diploma in Chamber Music and B.M. in Violin Performance. Professor Simeonov studied with professors Terje Moe Hansen, Milan Vitek and Gregori Zhistlin.

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