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Born in Turin, Simone Briatore earned his violin, viola, and composition diplomas in his native city.
He completed his studies with Pavel Vernikov and Vadim Brodski, and subsequently, with Christoph Schiller, Bruno Giuranna, Wolfram Christ and Tabea Zimmermann.

He has been the guest of numerous Italian institutions both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles (Unione Musicale di Torino, MiTo, Teatro della Pergola di Firenze, GOG Giovine Orchestra Genovese, Società del Quartetto di Bergamo, Museo del violino di Cremona, Teatro Bellini di Catania, Società Aquilana dei concerti “Barattelli”). He has held concerts in numerous chamber ensembles, working alongside such musicians as Martha Argerich, Lorenza Borrani, Enrico Bronzi, Mario Brunello, Bruno Canino, Alessandro Carbonare, Giuliano Carmignola, Enrico Dindo, Ingrid Fliter, Ilya Gringolts, Ilya Grubert, Alexander Lonquich, Andrea Lucchesini, Domenico Nordio, Enrico Pace, Mariusz Patyra, Massimo Quarta, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Pavel Vernikov.

As Principal Viola, he has performed with Orchestra Filarmonica, Turin; Orchestra da camera di Mantova; Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro alla Scala; Orchestra Mozart di Bologna; Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria; World Orchestra for Peace founded by Georg Solti; Camerata Salzburg; Orchestra del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; and Orchestra Leonore, Pistoia.

He was Principal Viola at RAI National Symphony Orchestra from 1998 to 2009, and has served in that role at Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia since 2009.