Simone started with the Benedetti Foundation as an Ambassador in the first session in Glasgow 2020. Since then, they have continued to work with the Foundation as it moved to Zoom and is now the Teaching Ambassador Programme Assistant.
Simone is a Glasgow-based cellist who focuses on free improvisation (both tonal and atonal) and devising music for theatre. Simone is passionate about exploring sound, how sound can reflect emotional states of being and how emotions are embodied. Their creative influences come from Black feminist leaders such as Audre Lorde, Assata Shakur and bell hooks. Within Simone's creative work, they centre Blackness, sexuality, intersectional feminism and anti-racism. They believe Western Classical musicians are capable of making meaningful social change. Passionate about reaching new audiences and increasing access to arts education, Simone approaches education from a trauma-informed perspective.