Simone Rubino, winner of the ARD-Musikwettbewerb in 2014 and the Crédit Suisse Young Artists Award at Lucerne Festival in 2016, is part of a new era of percussionists who have established themselves in the classical concert world. He is committed to expanding the percussion repertoire and collaborates with composers such as Carlo Boccadoro, Avner Dorman, Adriano Gaglianello and Aziza Sadikova.
In 2019/20 Rubino performs Dorman’s Eternal Rhythm, which he premiered in 2018 with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, in Bucharest and Parma. He premieres Boccadoro’s percussion concerto L’elettricità dei sogni in February 2020 with the Orchestra della Toscana and Daniele Rustioni. Simone opened the season of the Staatsoper Hannover with Peter Eötvös’ Speaking Drums (Kevin John Edusei) and works with Konzerthausorchester Berlin (Michael Sanderling), Tiroler Symphonieorchester (Kerem Hasan), Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (John Axelrod). He plays in various chamber music formations (including Lucas & Arthur Jussen, Alexej Gerassimez and Simon Höfele) in Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Dortmund, Florence and tours Italy with Enrico Dindo.
Rubino has performed as a soloist with Wiener Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, SWR Symphonieorchester and many others. He has also worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Gimeno, Tugan Sokhiev, Tan Dun, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Manfred Honeck, Joshua Weilerstein, Elim Chan and Francesco Angelico.
He is a welcome guest at renowned festivals such as La Folle Journée in France and Japan, Rheingau Musik Festival, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Pfingstfestspiele in Baden-Baden.
Photographs by Marco Borggreve