Simone Baron is a concert pianist, accordionist, and composer who has performed throughout Europe, Israel, and North America (Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center).

After studying classical piano at Tel Aviv University and the Oberlin Conservatory, Baron’s engaged in a series of cross disciplinary projects with visual artists, puppeteers, and dancers.

Baron fuses her passion for chamber music, world music, and jazz as the leader of Arco Belo, and was featured this season with the Brazilian group, Duo Violao, and contemporary classical ensembles Great Noise, Oberlin Percussion, and Evolution Ensemble.

Recently an artist-in-residence at Banff and Strathmore, Baron is pursuing her masters in accordion performance and jazz at the University of Toronto.


Contra Ponte Project
Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 PM | Songbyrd
A concert of Jewish-Brazilian-Jazz fusion, spanning national styles that include choro, forro/baiao, samba, bossa nova and more.


Baron & Buchbinder: World Premiere
Saturday, November 11, 7:30 PM | EDCJCC
A brand new WJMF Commission, featuring a mingling of WJMF’s Master Artist David Buchbinder, and Artist-in-Residence Simone Baron.


Bina and Chamber Music: A Dialogue
Sunday, November 12, 1:00 PM | EDCJCC
WJMF Artist-in-Residence Simone Baron presents a selection of contemporary chamber music works by women composers.