Caroline Simon

Tutti Second Violin

Caroline grew up in a tiny village near the sea in Britanny, France.

After initial violin lessons from the age of eight Caroline developed a real passion for music when she met Catherine Lucquin with whom she studied at Rennes Conservatoire. Further influence came through her studies with Régis Pasquier at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and Jacqueline Ross at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

After graduating with distinction she spent a short period freelancing with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philarmonic Orchestra.

Caroline joined the CBSO as tutti second violin in 2014.

About her short journey with the orchestra so far, she says: ‘I am very happy in this orchestra and particularly treasure the spirit in my section. I feel immensely grateful and lucky to have had the chance to meet Andris and work with him. His musicianship, spontaneity and dedication to music will feed my soul forever’.

Outside the orchestra, Caroline enjoys tennis, both playing and watching, and loves a meal with friends or time in the great outdoors to unwind.