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Simone Riksman

 Simone Riksman has performed music since the age of 9 at the highest level both at home and abroad. 

An education rooted in the Dutch music tradition (Margreet Honig, DNOA, Cappella Amsterdam) she went on to one of the oldest theaters in Switzerland, Theater St Gallen (Int. Peter Heilker) to enhance her operatic repertoire, which has extended in the last few years to 20 leading and middle roles, working with acclaimed directors as Guy Joosten, Pierre Audi, Nicola Raab, Aron Stiehl, David Alden and conductors as Henrik Nánási, Marc Minkowski, David Stern, Robert Howarth and Otto Tausk. 

She is known for her work ethic, her quick intelligence on stage and musicality. 

Besides opera Simone has a great love for song and concert repertoire, performing regularly at Festivals and concert halls around the world, including the Smetanahallen Prague, Carnegie Hall New York, Gergiev Festival Rotterdam and the Canberra International Music Festival, Australia.