Simone Kermes
Specialist InSinging (soprano)

Biography

Simone Kermes studied under Professor Helga Forner at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theater in Leipzig, her home town. She completed her studies and two additional courses of study with distinction. She is the holder of many prizes awarded at international singing competitions.

Opera performances have taken place in Konstanze, the Queen of the Night, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Giunia, Rosalinde, Lucia, Gilda, Ann Truelove, Alcina and Laodice, among other roles, to New York, Paris, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Moscow Beijing and German state opera houses. She has given solo concerts and songs evenings all over Europe, as well as in the United States, Australia, the Sultanate of Oman, China, Russia, Mexico and Japan.

In addition to many radio and television productions, she has recorded numerous CDs. For her solo albums she has received a number of international awards, including the annual award of German Record Critics, the Diapason d`Or, Midem Award, Choc's Le Monde de la Musique and Gramophone magazine's Recording of the Month. For her album titled Colori d`amore she was the winner of the Echo Classical in the higher category, Female Singer of the Year, in 2011. In 2012 the Munich Evening Newspaper, Simone Kermes wins the Star of the Year Award, and in April 2013 she received one of Russia's highest cultural awards, the Golden Mask, for her performances as Fiordiligi in Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Tchaikovsky State Academic Theater in Perm ,

Simone Kermes received the Echo Classic 2014 award for the opera of the year.