Simon Kodurand : violin

Simon graduated from both the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the Rowsby Woof scholarship to study with Howard Davis. He is currently leader of the Senesino Players, the London Charity Orchestra and has also appeared as guest leader of the New London Consort, the London International Orchestra, the CitySide Sinfonia and the New Professionals.

 In addition to his work with La Serenissima Simon also records and performs with a number of groups including The Avison Ensemble, The New London Consort, The Academy of Ancient Music, The OAE, The Sixteen, The Kings Consort, Concerto Köln, the Scottish Ensemble, The London Mozart Players, Orchestra of St. Johns, Britten Sinfonia and The English Chamber Orchestra.

As a soloist and chamber musician Simon made his concerto debut at the age of 16, his London debut at the Purcell Room in 2004, and has given numerous concerto and recital performances on both the modern and baroque violin. Simon has also performed live radio/television broadcasts for the BBC and HTV, as well as on American, Mexican and Spanish radio.

 Simon currently plays on a baroque violin by Christopher Rowe from 1993.

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