Simone Jandl enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral musician and teacher.
Born in Karlsruhe/Germany, she studied viola with Wolfram Christ at the Musikhochschule Freiburg and then continued her studies with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin, where she now holds a teaching position.
When she exchanged the violin for the viola, age 9, she soon formed her first string quartet and quickly discovered her love for the communicative role of a middle voice and the complex soundworld of the lower instrument.
The season 2019/2020 sees her performing chamber music at Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Kölner Philharmonie, BOZAR Brussels, Bad Kissingen Musikfestival and various venues in Berlin, Munich, Salzburg and Mannheim, alongside musicians such as Lorenza Borrani, Maia Cabeza, Luise Buchberger, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Yannick Rafalimanana, Clara Andrada de la Calle, Alfredo and Cecilia Bernardini, Alec Frank-Gemmill and the Amaryllis Quartett.
Simone Jandl has been a member of Lucerne Festival Orchestra 2003-2011, Orchestra Mozart Bologna 2004-2012, the Spira mirabilis project since 2007 and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 2009. She is a regular guest with the Dunedin Consort Edinburgh, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Dresdner Festspielorchester and the Arcangelo Ensemble London. In 2016, she was appointed principal viola in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
As a soloist with orchestra, she has appeared with the Baden-Badener Philharmonie, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the Hamburger Camerata, „El Teatre Instrumental“ Barcelona, the English Haydn Orchestra and the WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne.