Simone Cartales is a violist, violinist, and educator, recently based in Boston. She graduated from Ithaca College in May of 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance. She plans to continue her studies in Boston once the coronavirus pandemic ceases. Simone has been teaching for the past seven years, both privately, and as a teaching assistant at the Summer Chamber Music Festival at the Winchester Community Music School and From the Top with Music Connects.
As a classical musician, Simone is an avid chamber music and orchestral performer. She has performed at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra and went on tour to Ireland with the Youth Symphony of the NEC Preparatory Division. Simone has also played with the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra.
Simone began playing viola at the age of four in the Longy School of Music Preparatory Program where she studied with Paula Majerfeld until she went to college. Simone participated in orchestras at the Longy School of Music Preparatory Program, New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, and the Waldorf School of Lexington where she attended grades 1-8.
Simone is a passionate artist whose goal is to bring music and the arts to the community as a whole through teaching and performing.