About Ana S.
Ana Simonovska hails from Skopje, Macedonia where she began playing the violin at the age of five. She attended Skopje’s Performance Arts High School, where she studied violin and viola. Ana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Viola Performance from State Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” of Sophia, Bulgaria, where she studied with Prof. Ognyan Stanchev. From 2004-2008, Ana studied with Prof. Rami Solomonow at DePaul University and earned her Master’s Degree in Music Performance and also, Certificate in Viola Performance.
Mrs. Simonovska has performed with numerous orchestras including: Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Sophia Philharmonic Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra, National Bulgarian Radio Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Southwest Symphony Orchestra.
Most of all, Mrs. Ana loves teaching violin and viola, and she has a large studio of over 50 students per week. She strives to make learning fun, and find the perfect and best way to help her students learn the music, and everything else that comes with taking music lessons: creativity, discipline, strong work ethic, and the joy of experiencing progress. She loves seeing her students grow and develop into wonderful musicians. Mrs. Ana has students participating in Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, DuPage Orchestra, Elgin Youth Orchestra, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and ILMEA competitions and auditions.
Mrs. Ana is excited to perform, teach and most of all-inspire the young musicians.