with Les SlovaKs
Born in 1980, Simon Thierrée started music when he was five, where he chose the violin as his instrument. He graduated from the Conservatoire National de Musique de Rennes (France) in Music Education, Violin, and Composition in 1997. He followed a subsequent formation of Jazz with Pierre Blanchard (violin) and much later went back to classical music with the maestro Igor Tkatchouk.
In 2004 he also attended the french workshop for film music Émergence
After the experiences of professional violinist and violin teacher training in various classical and jazz bands between 1996 and 1999, he devoted himself to composition and interpretation of music for the stage in various circus companies (Les Oiseaux Fous, Rital Brocante, Circo Bidone, Magda Clan, Roberto Magro and more). He directed in 2013 the soundtrack for the circus show celebrating the 150th anniversary of the chemical company Solvay.
He lived with itinerant circus companies from 1999 until 2006, in (horse-pulled-)caravans and vans. He also performed very often as a street musician during this period, meeting gypsy musicians from Romania and he got familiar with their language over the years.
He then settled down in Brussels, Belgium, where he joined the group of contemporary dancers Les SlovaKs, for whom he created and performed live his compositions and improvisations. He often composed for dance performances (Rodrigo Pardo, Anton Lachky, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Milan Tomasik, Mohamed “Ben Fury” Benaji, Joost Vrouenraets and more) in Belgium, Finland, USA, Italy, Brazil, The Netherlands, Mali, since 2006 until today.
He has to his credit more than 30 musical creations of shows since 1996, in various styles and for instumentation ranging from solos to symphony orchestra.
He also produced and directed soundtracks for films, fiction documentary and commercials (Directors: Yvan Lemoine, Raphaël Balboni & Ann Sirot, Antoine Cuypers, Pierre Guicheney, Nicolas Rumpl).
He has been playing and/or recording with musicians such as Tcha Limberger, Mandino Reinhardt, Vinicio Caposela, Squeaky Lobster, made some arrangements for the belgian singer Ivan Tirtiaux, the band Applause, and had his compositions played by the Brussels Philarmonic Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Umeå Symphony Orchestra, and musicians such as Jean-Paul Estievenart, Sébastien Giniaux, Quatuor Amôn, Fabian Fiorini, Claire Bourdet.
He released in 2012 a CD of his string orchestra work “Musique pour Orchestre à Cordes”.
He is now more devellopping his musical repertory as a music composer, among with scoring for stage performances and screen works.
Some of his musical works:
Loup-Violin and Cello duet -2018
Cadenza Infinita-String Quartet - 2017
Orison and March – Brass and percussion- 2015
Triple Fall Concerto – Concerto for the Tcha Limberger Trio - 2014
Winter Sketches-Piano - 2014
Taksims-Solo violin- 2014
Spring Quartet- String Quartet- 2013
Suite pour Orchestre à Cordes - String Orchestra - 2011
Bet’ar Madrigal- for 5 voices- 2009
Giant Steps Variations- Violin Duets- 2006-2012
Symphonie en Errance- Violin Concerto - 2006