||Simon Bilyk is
a recent graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he
studied with Professor of Violin, Milan Vitek. Before
college he was a five time winner of the Arcady Youth
Competition and a first prize winner in the Bangor Symphony
Orchestra Concerto Competition (he is now a 1st violin in
the orchestra). He is an avid chamber musician and has work
with such artists as Dean Stein, all members of the Portland
String Quartet, Jennifer Koh, Noreen Silver and Peter Slowik.
In high school he spent his summers in the Kneisel Hall
Young Musicians Program and at the Portland String Quartet
workshop at Colby College. His work in Maine includes
a solo recital in January of 2005 and several concerts with
the Galileo String Quartet.
orchestral experience includes a tour of China in January
2006 and an appearance in Carnegie Hall under the direction
of Robert Spano in January 2007.He has been heard as a
soloist on MPBN's, 'Mainestage' performing with the Pierre
Monteux School Orchestra and appears in three recordings on
the Oberlin Music label, one of which was recorded live in
Carnegie Hall, in 2007.