Biography
Born in Treviso, Italy, Laura Simionato gained her pianist diploma at the Castelfranco Veneto Conservatorium under the tutorship of Luigi Schiavon, following which she undertook chamber music courses held by Mario Brunello while at the same time performing in duo and trio ensembles. She won the “Città di Albenga” and “Città di Osimo” competitions in the four hands category. She has also obtained a choir music and conductor diploma at the Padova Conservatorium having studied with Wolfango Dalla Vecchia.
Based in Rome where she studied composing with Teresa Procaccini, Laura Simionato gained her diploma in conducting at the Santa Cecilia Conservatorium with Maestro Bruno Aprea.
She has conducted many orchestras, both chamber and symphonic: the roman Conservatorium Orchestra “Santa Cecilia”, the “Roma Simphonia”, the “Nuova Amadeus”, the female orchestra “Italian Opera Company”, the “Women in Music” ensemble and is the chief conductor and manager of the ensemble “Le Muse”. A part of her repertoire is dedicated to famale composers and has premiered many works ranging from baroque to contemporary. She has collaborated with theatre companies combining classical music with theatre and has received public and critical acclaim in the prestigious Viterbo Baroque Festival, at the St. Cecilia Auditorium, the “Carroccio” hall in the roman council chamber, the roman Capitolini Museum, the Alessandria City Theatre, the Turin Conservatorium Hall “G.Verdi”, the roman Theatre “Piccolo Eliseo” and Rouen in France. Recently she was invited at V Cultural Week and European Cultural Heritage Days. For Italian Culture Ministry directed the Christmas Concert with the Handel Messiah.
In the year 2000 she was awarded the special prize “European Personality” by the European Centre for Turism, Sport and Entertainment and the roman Council of Culture for her work as a conductor.

TEACHING ACTIVITY Laura took part in a three year didactic course specializing in the Orff – Schulwerke method with Giovanni Piazza resulting in numerous choral and instrumental performances.