Simone Roggen
Violinist

Master of Music, SolistenDiplom, FTCL, LmusA, TEFL
Muristrasse 51
Bern, CH-3006
Switzerland
smroggen@gmail.com
+41 787370318
Birthdate: 16.11.80
Nationality: New Zealand/Swiss


Education
2007-09 Musikhochschule Luzern (CH) – Solistendiplom with Distinction (Carmignola)
2004-07 Hochschule der Künste Bern (CH) – Konzertdiplom (Urbaniak)
2002-04 University of Auckland (NZ) – Master of Music with First Class Honours (O’Brien)
1998-02 University of Auckland (NZ)– Bachelor of Music with Honours
1994-97 St Cuthbert’s College (NZ High School) (Music and Academic Scholarship)

 

Soloist
2017 Bruch Violin Concerto, St Matthews Chamber Orchestra, Auckland, (NZ) Saanen (CH)
2016 Beethoven Violin Concerto, Berner, Auckland, (NZ)
2016 Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending, Geneva Camerata, Genevea (CH)
2015 Brahms Violin Concerto, St Matthews Chamber Orchestra, Auckland, (NZ)
2015 Vivaldi “Winter“, Children’s Concerts, Camerata Bern, Kanton Bern (CH)
2015 Bach Concerto for Two Violins, Geneva Camerata, Lausanne, Mézieres (CH) Paris (F)
2014 Beethoven Violin Concerto, Manukau Symphony Orchestra, Auckland, (NZ)
2013 Beethoven Triple Concerto, Église Protestante, Bateau Louisina, Paris (F)
2013 Vivaldi “Winter“, Münster Bern, Berner Kammerorchester, (CH)
2011 Brahms Violin Concerto, St Eustache, American Cathédral, Paris, (FR)
2010 Beethoven Violin Concerto, St Matthews Chamber Orchestra, Auckland (NZ)
2009 Chausson Poeme, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, KKL (CH)
2008 Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending, Saint SaensRondo Capriccioso, St Matthews, Auckland (NZ)
2007 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Bieler Symphonieorchester, Biel, Erlach and Brugg (CH)
2003 Bruch Violin Concerto, Auckland Youth Orchestra, Auckland, Kari Kari, Whangarei (NZ)
2003 Sarasate Carmen Fantasy, University Orchestra, Auckland (NZ)
2000 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, AYO, Auckland, Geraldine, Wanaka, Westport (NZ)
2000 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch (NZ)
1998 Vivaldi Spring Concerto, Auckland Philharmonic, Auckland Domain (NZ)
1998 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, AYO, Launceston, Davenport, Hobart (Tasmania), Auckland (NZ)
1998 Mozart Violin Concerto No5, Auckland Philharmonic, Auckland (NZ)
1997 Bruch Scottish Fantasy, North Shore Youth Orchestra, Auckland (NZ)
1997 Vivaldi Winter Concerto, Black Watch Strings, Auckland (NZ)
1996 Beethoven Triple Concerto, Academy Orchestra, Auckland (NZ)
1996 Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No5, Auckland Secondary Schools Orchestra, Auckland (NZ)
1995 Bach Concerto in E, Auckland Regional Orchestra, Auckland (NZ)
1994 Bach Double Violin Concerto, Auckland Philharmonic, Auckland Domain (NZ)
1993 Bartok Romanian Folk Dances, APPA Festival Orchestra, Auckland (NZ)

 

Chamber Music
2016-18 1st Violinist in La Strimpellata Bern
2013-18 Violinist in Paladino Ensemble
2012-15 Primarius of Faust Quartett (DE)
2008, 10,14,17 Chamber music tours (NZ)
2008-10 Member of Blue Hour String Quartet (CH)
2008 Wanganui Spring Festival (NZ)
2006 Attended Thy Masterclass (Denmark)
2004-09 various Chamber groups in Bern (CH)
2004 Performed with Michael Houstoun
1998 Recorded Ravel Piano Trio for Radio (NZ)
1997 Attended Townsville International Chamber Music Festival (Australia)
1996-99 Attended Nelson Chamber Music Summer School (NZ)
1996, 97 Winner of New Zealand Chamber Music Competition

 

 Orchestral Experience
2017 Guest Concertmaster at BBC Symphony London
2016-18 Argovia Philharmonic – (Second Concertmaster)
2015-18 Lucerne Festival Strings
2013-18 Geneva Camerata – (member and Concertmaster)
2007-18 Camerata Bern
2006-18 Opus (member and Concertmaster)
2010-18 Berner Kammerorchester (leader of the second violins)
2009-18 Kammerphilharmonie Graubunden (co-leader since -18)
2009-18 Spira Mirabilis (IT)
2011-13 Geneva Chamber Orchestra (co-leader of the second violins)
2010-12 Camerata Schweiz
2010 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (official substitute)
2010 Orchestra da camera di Mantova (IT)
2007-09 Bieler Symphonieorchester (CH)
2004 Tempo Giusto (CH)
1999-00 Auckland Philharmonic (NZ)
1997-00 Auckland Chamber Orchestra (NZ)
1998-00 Auckland University Orchestra – Concertmaster 00
1997-04 Auckland Youth Orchestra – Concertmaster 99-00, 04
1995-00 National Youth Orchestra – Concertmaster 00
1994-97 Black Watch Strings – Concertmaster 96-7
1994-96 New Zealand Secondary Schools Orchestra – Concertmaster 96
1993-96 North Shore Youth Orchestra
1990-93 APPA – Concertmaster of Festival Touring Orchestra, Hong Kong, Singapore ‘92-3
1989-96 Young Strings of Auckland – Concertmaster 96, 97

 

Awards/Scholarships
2015 – Making their Mark Award (NZ)
2009 – Edwin Fischer Prize (CH)
2008 – Deineman Stiftung (CH)
2006 – Kiffer Hablitzl (CH)
2005 – Anne Reid Memorial Scholarship (NZ)
2004 – Anne Bellam Travelling Scholarship (NZ)
2004 – AIMES Award (NZ)
1999 – Young Performer of the Year Award (NZ)
1998 – Most Promising NZ Performer (NZ)
1998 – NZ Post Award (NZ)