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Herb Alpert Music Center

Adjunct Faculty

Emilia Simeonov

Emilia Simeonov

Adjunct Professor, Violin, Strings

Contact Info

Office: HAMC 157
Extension: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2890

Biographical Statement:

Emilia Simeonov has been an active violinist and educator with a diverse performance career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestra and theater musician in Europe and the US.

Starting her career in Oslo, Norway and later in NYC, Emilia has been invited to perform at several music festivals - The Annual Oslo Opera Ball, Knut Hamsun Festival, Bergen Mostraspelet, Music on Madison concert series in NYC, and New York Fringe Festival to name a few.

Emilia has been a violinist in Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra, The Norwegian Opera, Manhattan Symphony, as well as a member of TettPĂ„ String Quartet and Forte String Quartet.

As a theater and musical musician she has been a soloist and a composer of the theater production Dos Parables by Isabel Allende, performed at Oslo New Theater, a concertmaster of the musical production Jesus Christ Superstar by Lloyd Weber and a solo violinist at the chamber musical Araby at NYC Fringe Festival, featured at the WNYC Greene Space.

As an educator, Emilia has more than twenty years experience teaching violin, viola, chamber music and string orchestra. She served as a faculty of Paramus High School Music Program (NJ), Montclair Kimberly Academy, as well as Oslo Community Music School (Norway). Many of her students have won regional competitions and been accepted to
music colleges and universities.

Besides being a classical violinist, Emilia has a passion for improvising in different styles, including Balkan, Flamenco and World music. She has been performing and recorded with several bands.

Born in Varna, Bulgaria, in a family of musicians and artists, Emilia started playing violin at the age of six with her mother, a professional violinist and educator. After graduating Sofia School of Music “L. Pipkov” in the class of Alexander Seraphimov, she was accepted with a full scholarship at The Norwegian Academy of Music, where she holds a Graduate Performance Diploma in Chamber Music and B.M. in Violin Performance. Emilia studied with
professors Terje Moe Hansen, Milan Vitek and Gregori Zhistlin.

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 Upcoming Events

Concert Flyer: Applied Music Completion Concert. December 4, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

Concert Flyer: Studio Jazz Band. December 5, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

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Herb Alpert Music Center 106
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2880

Christine Park
Department Chair


Caroline Reyes
Instructional Assistant


Sam Plotkin
Instructional Assistant


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Department of Music
Los Angeles City College
Herb Alpert Music Center
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

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 Office Hours

FALL 2019

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Hours are subject to change.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911