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Simon Luethy

Simon Luethy has won numerous violin Competitions in Germany and abroad and already undertakes regular concert tours of Europe as well as the United States. He was the Grand Prize and Audience Prize winner at the Young Paganini International Violin Competition. Among others, he has also won prizes at the international violin competitions Andrea Postacchini, Music Islands and New York International Artists Association.

Highlights from recent concert seasons include his Carnegie Hall debut in New York City, performances at Munich´s  Herkulessaal and Gasteig, the Berlin Philharmonie and the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Simon Luethy works together with artists such as Enrico Pace, Kristóf Baráti, Kirill Troussov, István Várdai, Alexandra Troussova, Christoph Poppen, Marcelo Amaral and the Apollon Musagète Quartet.

Simon Luethy has appeared in concert as soloist with the Südwestdeutsche Phiharmonie, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the Sudecka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Geringas Chamber Orchestra, the Augsburger Kammerorchester and the Münchner Kammerphilharmonie dacapo. He works with conductors such as Eckart Manke, Georgios Balatsinos,  Paweł Przystocki, Bernd-Georg Mettke, David Geringas, Zakhar Bron, Franz Schottky and Peter Bauer.

Born in Augsburg, Germany in 2000, the young violinist received his first lessons from Margret Niklas and Jorge Sutil. Since 2012, Simon Luethy has studied with Kirill Troussov and since 2019 with Christoph Poppen at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.

Masterclasses with Petru Munteanu, Kristóf Baráti, Alexandra Conunova and Zakhar Bron have been a source of inspiration. From 2015 to 2019, Simon Luethy studied with Zakhar Bron as a junior student at the Zakhar Bron Academy in Interlaken, Switzerland.

Since 2017, Simon Luethy has played a Nicola Gagliano, a privately loaned violin.

Nicola Gagliano

Nicola Gagliano of Naples is considered to be one of the most important Italian violin makers of the 17th and 18th century, after Antonio Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesù of Cremona. His violins are recognized for their superior craftsmanship and sound quality.

The violin Simon Luethy is playing, since 2017, was created at the peak of the craftsman's career between 1765 and 1770. It is one of the most beautiful instruments ever made by Nicola Gagliano. The body is made of a very valuable birds-eye maple and features a magnificent gold-orange varnish. The violin is in excellent condition, making it truly one of a kind.