Simon Wiener was born in Uster (Switzerland) in 1994. From 2010 to 2014 he studied at the Musikhochschule Zürich with Prof. Zakhar Bron and graduated with distinction. In September 2014 he began his master’s degree with Renaud Capuçon at the Lausanne Conservatory of Music. Numerous master classes with personalities such as Maxim Vengerov, Ana Chumachenco, Ingolf Turban, Pavel Vernikov and Donald Weilerstein also enriched his education.
Simon Wiener is also a committed composer, and several of his pieces have been awarded prizes and publicly performed, including a string quartet (2010), a violin sonata (2012) and a commissioned work for the Musikkollegium Zürcher Oberland for piano solo (2013).
As a violinist he has won prizes at violin competitions in Poland, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, for example in 2012 at the International Wieniawski-Lipinski Competition in Lublin, in 2014 at the Rahn Music Prize Zurich and in 2016 at the International Postacchini Competition in Fermo/Italy.
In 2012, as a soloist with the Hermitage Orchestra in St. Petersburg, he interpreted Glasunov’s Violin Concerto. In 2012 and 2015 he toured with the Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra, which also took him to the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Cuvillliés-Theater in Munich. Further performances brought him together with the Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Zakhar Bron Chamber Orchestra, the Zagreb Soloists, the New Orchestra Zurich and the Vienna Franz Schmidt Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, he maintains an active collaboration with the pianist Tamara Chitadze, with whom he performed at the Tonhalle Zurich in 2011 and 2013 and at Weidenkam Palace in 2014.
Rahn Musikpreis 2014, 3. prize violin