Sini Simonen

Finnish violinist Sini Simonen enjoys an active international career as a chamber musician and soloist. As the leader of Castalian String Quartet, she is an artist in residence at Wigmore Hall and Oxford University and appears at the world’s leading concert halls.

Sini has won top prizes in several major international violin competitions including the Flesch, Lipizer and Cremona competitions.

She studied in Sibelius Academy, Musikhochschule Hannover and Musik-Akademie Basel with Rainer Schmidt and Lara Lev among others.

From 2013 to 2017, Sini was a violinist of Esbjerg Ensemble, one of Denmark’s oldest chamber groups. The ensemble is comprised of a string quartet, wind quintet and percussion, and it is known for its innovative programmes combining contemporary and classical music. Working with composers continues to be a vital part of her musical life.

Her chamber music partners have included Ferenc Rados, Robert Levin, Midori and Steven Isserlis.