Simone Gruppe - Trumpet

Born in Frankfurt am Main in 1984, Simone Gruppe received her first trumpet lessons at the age of 9 at the Frankfurt Youth Music School with Sunhild Pfeiffer. After graduating from high school, she first studied with Prof. Klaus Schuhwerk, Heiko Hermann and Balázs Nemes at the Frankfurt University of Music and with Prof. Sepp Eidenberger at the Bruckner University in Linz/Austria. She then moved to the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe to study with Prof. Reinhold Friedrich, where she completed her master’s degree with distinction.

She gained orchestral experience in the European Youth Orchestra (EUYO) and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, among others. After internships with the orchestra of the National Theater Mannheim and the Stuttgart Philharmonic, she has been a member of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2010.