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Simone Kermes

Born in Leipzig, Simone Kermes is one of the most sought after sopranos for dramatic Coloratura roles. Her extraordinary vocal range predestines her especially for virtuoso works by baroque masters, such as Handel and Vivaldi, but also for the soprano parts and concert arias by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. Her emphasis lies particularly in concerts, successfully touring with her own music projects. Her self-developed concept albums are produced with the record label Sony. Her recordings set no limits, being at home in all musical genres, and her albums have even hit the pop charts.

In 2017 Simone Kermes founded her own orchestra, called Amici Veneziani. After having worked for many years with the same musicians, she felt it was a necessity: “To bring together, experience and further both quality and humanity alike”.

Simone Kermes performs at major opera and concert halls worldwide. In addition to many radio and television appearances, she has recorded numerous CDs ranging from Vivaldi to Humperdinck. She has received several international awards for her solo albums, such as the Annual Prize of the German Record Critics (Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik), the Diapason`Or, the Midem Award, Choc le Monde de la Musique, the BBC Music Choice, the Gramophone Disc of the Month and the ECHO KLASSIK Prize.

Simone Kermes won the ECHO KLASSIK Prize as “Singer of the Year” in 2011 for her CD “Colori d`amore”. She received the “Star of the Year” in 2012 from the newspaper Abendzeitung Muenchen and in April 2013 the “Golden Mask”, the most prestigious Russian Culture Award, for her Fiordiligi in the production of Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” at the P. I. Tchaikovsky Theatre in Perm.
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