Simon Rössler | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Member since 01.09.2008


Simon Rössler was applying for a scholarship to the Orchestra Academy, but his percussion playing was so impressive that the Berliner Philharmoniker immediately engaged him. Although this is his first permanent position, the musician already has had several years of orchestral experience – as a member of Munich’s Junge Philharmonie, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, Stuttgart Bruckner Symphony Orchestra and European Union Youth Orchestra and in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lübeck.

Simon Rössler, who’s been playing percussion since he was six, studied from 2000-05 at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule with Klaus Treßelt. In 2005, he became a pupil of Rainer Seegers and Franz Schindlbeck at Berlin’s Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik. In 2004, Rössler, who has also performed in jazz and pop groups, gave his first major solo concert with the Brandenburg State Orchestra in Frankfurt an der Oder. In his free time he likes best to play football and the piano. He also enjoys reading and hiking.


First Prize, Bundeswettbewerb Jugend musiziert (2004)
First Prize, International Percussion Competition in Paris (2001)
Scholarship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

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