After her audition in October, baroque oboe and flute player Bettina Simon, will continue her work as an associate professor at the Department of Early Music at the Cologne University of Music and Dance in April.
Born in Keszthely, Bettina Simon began her artistic and pedagogical studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she discovered her passion for the baroque oboe.
She studied baroque oboe in the class of Andreas Helm (Musik und Kunst Universität der Stadt Wien), where she graduated with a summa cum laude bachelor’s degree in 2016. He then studied at the renowned Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under Prof. Katharina Arfken, graduating with highest honours in 2018.
Since 2014, he has been the solo oboist of Capella Savaria, the oldest Hungarian baroque orchestra, with which she has recorded several CDs for Hungaroton. Since 2018, she has held the same position with the Accademia Barocca Lucernensis in Switzerland.
In 2018, she founded the baroque orchestra “nuovo barocco” together with the violinist Dimitris Karakantas, based in Vienna. Just a few seasons later, the young ensemble was performing at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Les Grands Concerts de Lyon, and the Bach Festival in Lausanne.
Her soloist CD recordings include J. S. Bach Concerto for oboe, violin and orchestra in D minor BWV1060R (Hungaroton, 2019), and Alessandro Marcello Concerto for oboe and orchestra in D minor (2020).