Elegant, versatile and professional, what draws Simone out from the crowd is her ability to play an astounding variety of music. Both entertaining and sophisticated, Simone graduated from one of the top conservatories in the country studying classical piano and conducting, and is fluent in the classical, jazz, pop, tango, Brazilian, balkan, klezmer, Italian, French and other international musical traditions. A DC and Baltimore based multigenre pianist, accordionist, conductor, composer, arranger and educator, she has been performing and teaching for more than 15 years and is available as a solo classical or jazz pianist, as a strolling accordionist, with a small chamber ensemble, or with a small jazz combo, or with other multigenre bands. Known for her fiery and charismatic presence as well as her innovative programing which spans her own works as well as traditional and modern repertoire, Simone's broad musical appetite has led her to perform internationally throughout Europe, Israel and North America. Recent engagements include a performance in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, at the Barns at Wolftrap in VA, and an upcoming solo recital at the World Bank in Washington, DC, as well as a tour with her trio this summer in Italy and France. Stay posted, CD available soon!
So why should you get Simone?
-Simone is very accommodating and can bring a high quality nord keyboard and amplification system to any event without a piano at no additional charge. Drum machines, strings, this nord can do it all, check it out:
-While accustomed to playing solo, whether as background or center stage in any venue, big or small, she is happy to work with you based on your needs/budget. If you are looking for a bigger sound, Simone can play either in a duo or trio with strings (+violin, + cello), with a small jazz ensemble (+bass, +drums) or with virtually any configuration of instruments you can think of! You may notice many pictures of her with an accordion- she would be happy to play accordion in addition to just piano at any event.
-Since she has been classically trained, Simone has an incredible repertoire at her fingertips with beautiful, polished attention to sound and musicality. Feel free to check out her beautiful performances on youtube:
-Simone will work with you to tailor an incredible and completely customizable songlist, or make suggestions for anything you might like to hear.
-She has years of experience playing at weddings, business functions, parties, and events- but don't take her word for it, check out all her reviews from past satisfied clients right here:
-Simone is a savvy tablet user: she has pretty much any song on her touch screen PC tablet, so if you ask for something on the spot, she'll happily pull it up for you!
-Simone is a fantastic pianist and will never play with a backing track. Everything you hear are her fingers, all live, no cheating.
-For peace of mind, Simone provides her own professional contract, with everything written out, ahead of time, detailing time, setup time, fee, and breaks.
-Simone is trilingual, fluent in English, Italian, Hebrew and proficient in French and Spanish.
-Simone is a committed professional and will arrive early to your event with ample time to set up beforehand. She has never been late.
-Simone is committed to presentation and will arrive fashionably and professionally dressed, happy to coordinate with the colors of your event as well.
Thank you for considering Simone, and feel free to contact her for booking requests or questions, by clicking on "request free quote"- its free, so you aren't committing to anything. Please remember to uncheck the box in the form that offers you to contact other performers (it comes checked by default), otherwise you will be bombarded with phone calls and e-mails from all source of performers, usually unrelated to what you are seeking. Resume, references and recordings all available upon request.
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