SIMEON
BROOM

VIOLIN

Simeon Broom 2

Simeon Broom grew up in Auckland and began the violin at the age of 4 years. He completed Performance Violin studies at Auckland University with Mary O’Brien, during which he won the inaugural University Concerto Competition. Simeon received a D.A.A.D (German Academic Exchange) Scholarship and moved to Germany where he studied at the Robert Schumann Hochschule für Musik, Düsseldorf with Professor Ida Bieler and played in the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne as well as performances with ‘Live Music

In 2008, Simeon completed his Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with David Takeno and Jack Glickman. He was finalist in the Beares Solo Bach Competition in London and winner of the Sonata Competition (with pianist Rachel Church) at the North London Music Festival. He has played in orchestras such as the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), English National Opera, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony, before taking up his position in the NZSO.

Simeon is a passionate chamber musician and has toured for Chamber Music New Zealand. He was in 2016, together with Eden Arts, the founder of the Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival and has been the Artistic Director since its conception. The annual Festival has already become a firm favourite on the local arts calendar.

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