Verbier Festival
Simon David Eberle

Simon Eberle started to play the violin at the age of six before he began to play the cello two years later.
After having lessons with Prof. Stephan Haack, principal cellist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, he became a prestudent at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München in 2008, being taught by Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang. After his graduation from school in 2011, he continued his studies with Prof. Yang. Since 2015 he has been studying at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Prof. Troels Svane. mCurrently Simon Eberle studies with Jens Peter Maintz at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and at the same time he is part of the famous Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

He developed his musical personality by taking part in masterclasses held by David Geringas, Wolfgang Boettcher, Thomas Grossenbacher, Peter Bruns, Francis Gouton, Gustav Rivinius, Natalia Gutman, Ludwig Quandt, Conradin Brotbeck, Anner Bylsma and by an invitation of the Kronberg Academy by Gary Hoffmann. Furthermore he got and still gets inspiration and advices from musicians such as Jan Vogler, Olaf Maninger, Martin Löhr, Marina Piccinini, Andreas Grünkorn, Jakob Spahn, Maximilian Hornung and Sebastian Klinger. In addition he was given string quartet and chamber music tuition by Peter Philipp Staemmler (Armida Quartet), Tim Vogler (Vogler Quartet), Christian Stadelmann (Philharmonia Quartet Berlin) and Heime Müller (Artemis Quartet).

Simon Eberle is a scholar of the ‘Villa Musical Rheinland-Pfalz‘, the ‘Oscar und Vera Ritter Stiftung‘ Hamburg, Yehudi Menuhin ‘Live Music Now‘ Munich and the ‘Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben‘. He got scholarship awards from the ‘Jürgen Ponto Stiftung‘, the ‘Marie Luise Imbus Stiftung‘ and the
‘Deutschlandstipendium‘ from the german state. Also he granted scholarships at various academies, including the three-week international academy ‘Astona international‘ and the international summer academies in Bad Reichenhall, Biel and Lenk, as well as for the Fondazione Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Interlaken Classics. The Kronberg Academy invited him for projects such as ‘Musik miteinander‘ and a masterclass. Simon Eberle won several first prizes in competitions. For example in the competition ‘Jugend musiziert‘, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. In 2011 he won the audience award of the Konzertverein Ingolstadt. Two years later he received the furtherance award of the city Donauwörth. At the Moritzburg Festival 2018 he was awarded two audience awards.

He has been invited to play in festivals like the Heidelberger Frühling, the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, the Moritzburg Festival Academy, the Zermatt Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Easter Festival in Baden Baden, the Festival Aix en Provence and the Turku Festival and played in the lunch concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker. His chamber music partners included personalities like Pekka Kuusisto, Carolin Widmann, David Geringas, Sebastian Knauer, Gustav Frielinghaus, Nathan Laube, Wen-Sinn Yang, Wolfgang Boettcher, Ning Feng, Igor Levit, Matan Porat, Edicson Ruiz and Veronika Eberle.

As a soloist he played with orchestras such as the Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, the Symphonieorchester Ostallgäu, the Oettinger Kammerorchester and the Philharmonisches Orchester Budweis.

Simon Eberle is gaining orchestra experience often as a principal cellist in various orchestra like the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, the Hamburger Camerata, the Münchner Kammerorchester, the HR Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In the season 2015/16 he was part of the NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester Hamburg as an academist. He was chosen to be part of the Russian-German Music Academy with musicans of the Mariinsky Theater and under the leadership of Valery Gergiev in Sankt Petersburg. He played concerts all around the world under the baton of conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Kirill Petrenko, Zubin Metha, Mariss Jansons, Esa Pekka Salonen, Robin Ticciati, Thomas Hengelbrock, Daniel Harding, Christoph Eschenbach, Andris Nelsons, Krzysztof Urbanski, Andres Orozco Estrada, Paavo Järvi, Herbert Blomstedt and John Elliot Gardiner.

Simon Eberle was part of TV-, Radio- and CD- Productions for the BR, SWR, HR and NDR in Germany aswell as internationally.

Furthermore he is devoted to contemporary music and jazz, gaining inspiration by performing compositions and world premieres and being in contact with composers and musicians such as Matthias Pintscher, Gregor Hübner, Markus Stockhausen, Robert Moran, Anders Hillborg, Stephan Braun, Frederic Rzewski, Brett Dean, Omar Kairat, Helmut Lachenmann, Anders Hillborg and Jörg Widmann.

His baroque music skills developed Simon Eberle by performing and getting lessons from specialists like Ton Koopman, Kristin von der Goltz, Raphael Alpermann, Hans-Jürgen Schnoor and Anner Bylsma.

He plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume Cello, Mirecourt 1847, a friendly loan from a private foundation.