SIMON TANDREE Viola As an internationally recognised soloist and chamber musician Simon Tandree has performed in the world’s leading concert halls including the Wigmore hall,Concertgebouw,Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Konzerthaus and Library of Congress in Washington. Simon also plays regularly in festivals around the globe including Maputo,Sidney,New York and Bratislava. As a member of the world-renowned Doric String Quartet Simon won numerous prizes including 1st prize Osaka International Chamber Music competition, 2nd prize Borciani Competition in Italy as well as having two Gramophone nominations for CD’s recorded with Chandos. Simon has collaborated with some of the world’s leading artists including Alexander Melnikov,Mark Padmore, Chen Halevi, Anthony Marwood and Laurence Power. As well as being in demand as Principle Viola, appearing regularly with orchestras such as Britten Sinfonia,Aurora orchestra and Porto Sinfonica Simon is passionate about teaching and has given master-classes in institutions and courses in Spain,India,Indonesia and Mozambique where he is part of the Xiquitsi project helping to bring classical music to young children. Simon studied at the Guildhall in London,in Detmold,Germany and in Basel,Switzerland.