About Ana S.
Ana S. hails from Skopje, Macedonia, where she began playing the violin at the age of five. She attended Skopje’s performing arts high school, where she studied violin and viola with Prof. Jelena Stanischich and Prof. Marina Chado. A graduate in viola performance under Prof. Ognyan Stanchev at the State Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” of Sofia, Bulgaria. She also holds a master’s degree and Certificate of Performance at DePaul University as a student of Rami Solomonow. She has performed with numerous symphony orchestras, including the Macedonian Philharmonic, Sofia Philharmonic, New Symphony Orchestra, National Bulgarian Radio Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra “KolegiumMusicum -Bankya”. Ms. Simonovska has also performed at chamber music festivals throughout the world, including the “Ohrid Summer Festival” (Macedonia), “Varna Summer Festival” (Bulgaria), “Dartington Summer School Festival” (England), “Fjord Kadenza Festivalen” (Norway), and the “Texas Music Festival” (Texas). She is trained through Suzuki for Book 1 and 2 for violin and Book 1 for piano.