Simone Baron

Musician in Washington, DC

Simone Baron

Musician in Washington, DC

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Known for her fiery and charismatic presence, Simone Baron’s innovative programming spanning her own works as well as the traditional and modern repertoire have led her to perform internationally throughout Europe, Israel and North America, appearing as a soloist and chamber musician in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall (New York), Targ Hall (Jerusalem), Centro Pitigaliani (Rome), and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, Hirshhorn Museum, and Wolf Trap. Simone has been invited to perform and conduct in numerous international music festivals including the Silkroad Ensemble’s Global Musician’s Workshop, Tel Hai International Masterclasses, Killington, Sulzbach Rosenberg, Lindlar Klavierfest, NEMC and SOB International Conducting Institutes. Simone received her training at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Tel Aviv University's Buchmann School of Music, studying classical piano with Lydia Frumkin, Sanford Margolis, and Emanuel Krasovsky, conducting with Raphael Jimenez and Vag Papian. In frequent demand as a classical, jazz and world music pianist, accordionist, conductor, arranger and composer locally and internationally, her unique voice and re-imagination of the accordion's possibilities has opened the door to many intra-genre collaborations with dancers, actors, puppeteers, visual and performance artists. Recently an artist in residence at the Banff Arts Centre and a composer in residence at the Eugene O Neill Theatre Centre, she is currently a 2016-2017 Artist in Residence at the Strathmore Arts Center in Bethesda, MD.

  • Work
    • red accordion productions
  • Education
    • Oberlin
    • Tel Aviv University
    • Manhattan School of Music