Monique Simone is an Australian/German Mezzo-soprano, and classical crossover singer. The young artist has trained in both Melbourne and Perth and performed in some of Australia's most prestigious concert venues.
She received a full scholarship to study classical voice, at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS). While there, she understudied the role of Dido, and performed as a soloist at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Federation Square and the Melbourne Arts Centre.
She completed her Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating with High Distinction. Whilst at WAAPA, she performed the roles of Galatea (Acis and Galatea) and Hippolyta (A Mid-Summer Nights Dream) under the baton of Richard Gill.
She was in the WAAPA International Art Song Academy, where she worked with Dr. Graham Johnson OBE and Mary King, she was selected as a soloist and performed with Graham Johnson in the Academy’s Gala Concert at Perth's beautiful Government House Ballroom.
Career highlights to date include: performing at Mark Coughlan's New Years Eve Vienna Pops Concert, at the Perth Concert Hall, as well as; bringing Opera to remote communities in Broome and Derby, as a soloist in Opera Under the Stars. Notable awards received include: the North of Perth Music Festival’s Most Outstanding Senior Vocalist, and Perth’s Royal Overseas League Award for Young Singers.
In 2017, Monique enjoyed working with the West Australian Opera chorus, in Tosca and The Merry Widow.
Currently Monique is studying to obtain her Masters in Advanced Vocal Studies, at the exclusive Wales International Academy of Voice, under the tutelage of international tenor, Dennis O’Neill CBE.