Eke Simons is a Dutch pianist and appears as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe. She performs in the main halls in the Netherlands and Sweden, such as Vredenburg (Utrecht), Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Royal Theatre Carré (Amsterdam), Konserthuset (Gothenburg) and Musikaliska (Stockholm). Her concerts are regularly being broadcasted by Dutch radio and television and her current tours include performances in Germany, Italy, Cyprus, Sweden and Great Britain.
In 2013, Eke recorded her Solo Debut-CD with works from Schumann, Liszt, Wiklander and Janáček, which has received outstanding critics in the media.In 2018, her second album was released by label TRPTK, with pieces dedicated to her and percussionist Konstantyn Napolov by composers Jan-Peter de Graaff, Moritz Eggert, Yannis Kyriakides and Samuel Penderbayne.
Eke Simons appears as a chamber musician with great artists like cellist Harro Ruijsenaars, pianist Dag Achatz and members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Being a passionate interpreter of contemporary music, Eke has performed “Parallel Lines” for piano and percussion of Duddell with the internationally known percussionist Colin Currie. She has played worldpremieres of numerous compositions, of which several have been dedicated to her. Among other prices, she won the “Sporck Vertolkers Prijs 2010” for her performance of “Chapters” of Antal Sporck.
Eke received her Master Solo Piano with honours at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, where she has studied with Geoffrey Douglas Madge, David Kuyken and Han Louis Meijer. Additionally, she specialized in the Art of Song at the Royal Conservatoire, Bruxelles. She has participated in numerous masterclasses by international renowned musicians such as Pascal Devoyon, Stefan Vladar, Julius Drake and Steve Reich.
“Eke Simons convinces immediately with her vital, expressive way of playing. Schumann’s attachment to the piano stands out beautifully in Simons’ performance”