Simone Rebello

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Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion and Director of Percussion


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Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion and Director of Percussion 

Simone graduated with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music to embark on a solo career that has seen her record several solo CDs, tour extensively nationally and internationally, appear on UK and international television and radio, and win a collection of awards and prizes, including the Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year in Performing Arts.

As a concerto soloist Simone works frequently with wind orchestras and brass bands at venues throughout the world. She has appeared as a concerto soloist at the Lincoln Centre in New York, has worked across Europe, and has premiered several new works for solo percussion.

Simone is a founding member of the highly successful BackBeat Percussion Quartet, which frequently tours and records internationally and has won a number of chamber music competitions in the UK (Royal Over-Seas League and Park Lane Group), Japan (International Chamber Music Festival) and the USA (Concert Artists Guild). These prizes have led to concerts in prestigious venues around the world including the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Additionally, Simone also works with The Equivox Trio (with Rob Buckland, saxes, and Peter Lawson, piano), Ex Cathedra, The BBC Singers, Young Voices in Concert, The Tony Hadley Band  and jazz pianist Jason Rebello.

Alongside performing, Simone is an experienced adjudicator of percussion events, brass and wind band contests and general music competitions. She has been invited to judge at the highest level including for the Royal Academy of Music, BBC Young Musician of the Year, National Concert Band Finals and National Brass Championships for New Zealand, Australia, USA and Switzerland.

Simone is frequently asked to present concerts and talks/lectures featuring all aspects of playing percussion and she works as a presenter at numerous events including the European Brass Band Championships,  National Brass Band  Championships  of Great Britain and RNCM Festival of Brass. 

Simone is a solo artist and endorsee for Yamaha Music, Sabian Cymbals and Mike Balter Mallets.