Simone Rubino


The Italian multi-percussionist Simone Rubino is the winner of the 2016 Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, which entails both a cash prize of 75,000 CHF and the opportunity to make his LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut with the Vienna Philharmonic. Born in 1993 in Chivasso in the Piedmont region of Italy, Rubino studied with Riccardo Balbinutti at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin and with Peter Sadlo at the Munich Academy of Music. In 2014 he became internationally known when he won not only the main prize at the ARD Music Competition but also the public prize and the Busch Brothers Prize. He had previously triumphed at the Universal Marimba Competition in Belgium and at the Concorso Luigi Nono. Rubino has accrued extensive concert experience. In 2008, when he was 15, he performed as a soloist with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Turin; in 2013 he concertized with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin at the Festival Young Euro Classic, and in 2014 he performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Additional engagements have taken him to the Schwetzingen Festival, the Bremen Music Festival, the Würzburg Mozart Festival, and the Rheingau Music Festival. During the past season his schedule included concerts with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the German Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken. His upcoming artistic plans also include imposing challenges: in the 2016-17 season Simone Rubino will not only make his debuts at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels but will also give a master concert at the Baden-Baden Whitsun Festival and will perform Sofia Gubaidulina’s Glorious Percussion with the Munich Philharmonic.

August 2016