Ellen Simos (born 2004) started playing piano at the age of six at the Mikkeli Music Academy with Marina Bagdasarova-Karhunen. Now her teachers are Niklas Pokki and Kristiina Junttu at East Helsinki Music Institute. Ellen has also studied in Germany and the United States. She was accepted to the Youth Piano Academy in 2015.
She was awarded at the Steinway Piano Competition in 2016 and 2018 and the Kuopio Piano Competition in 2017. Ellen has been awarded by the Finnish Culture Foundation and the Sibelius Society Sibelius Prize. She has performed for TV 7’s 12-year celebration gala and the ECMTA chamber music conference, and she was a soloist for a Mikkeli City Orchestra concert.
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