An honors graduate in viola from S. Cecilia Music Conservatory, Simona Ruisi currently studies with Danusha Waskiewicz. As a child she received awards in national and international competitions. From 2011 to 2014 she was principal viola of Rome’s Orchestra Giovanile and with them performed in Italy and abroad. She currently performs with the orchestras of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale in Bologna and Teatro dell’Opera in Rome and recently as soloist played the Stamitz viola concerto with “I Musici di Paarma” in Salsomaggiore Terme. Her chamber music performance includes piano duo, string quartet, and piano quintet. She has participated in master classes with major violists.