The young Italian who brilliantly won the ARD Music Competition in 2014, heralded a new era of percussionists who have since established themselves within the classical concert scene. He has performed together with the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Philharmonisches Orchester Darmstadt, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, working together with conductors including Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Gimeno, Manfred Honeck, Tugan Sokhiev and Kazuki Yamada.
In addition to solo performances, he finds himself drawn to chamber music, evident through his concerts with trumpet player Simon Höfele. Simone Rubino is strongly committed to expanding the percussion repertoire, collaborating with composers such as Avner Dorman, Adriano Gaglianello, Aziza Sadikova and Carlo Boccadoro.
Further to the ARD International Music Competition Simone Rubino has also won the Crédit Suisse Young Artists Award in 2016. He is a very welcome guest performer at renowned festivals including the Lucerne Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling, “La Folle Journée” in France and Japan, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, Musicus Olympus (Russia) and at the Pfingstfestspiele in Baden-Baden. Born in Turin in 1993, he began his studies in his hometown at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi before pursuing studies with Peter Sadlo in Munich.
Photo: Marco Borggreve