Australian violinist Simon Monger is a founding member of the Eldering Ensemble and member of the Australian World Orchestra.
A recipient of prizes and scholarships in Switzerland, Germany and Australia, Simon performs with acclaimed chamber musicians - violist Prof. Matthias Buchholz, violist Prof. Hariolf Schlichtig, violinist Matthias Lingenfelder – Auryn Quartet and the Eldering Ensemble.
He has performed as soloist with Sinfonie Orchester Basel, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the Bielefelder Philharmoniker and Geminiani Chamber Orchestra. As concertmaster he performes regularly with renowned international orchestras - the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Guerzenich Orchestra Cologne and the Orchestra Filharmonia de Gran Canaria.
Monger studied violin and chamber music with professors Raphael Oleg, Walter Levin, Hatto Beyerle, Oleg Krysa, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Thomas Brandis, Isabelle van Keulen, Marco van Pagee and Miwako Abe at the Musikakademie der Stadt Basel, the Victorian College of the Arts and the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.
In 1997, he won the inaugural Melbourne National Chamber Competition with Trio 303 and has since performed at international Festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Osaka, Trieste, Bonn and Lugano.
He has recorded CDs and live radio broadcasts for the Melbourne International Festival of Arts, Panasonic Japan, ABC radio Classic FM, 3MBS Melbourne and the Eldering Ensemble.
Inspired by the spirit and classical language of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, Monger has continued to develop his understanding of romantic through to contemporary music. A fine sense of ensemble sound, spontaneity and dynamic brilliance make him a unique violinist.