Simon Fluri was born in Montréal, Canada in 1999 and grew up in Bern, Switzerland. He discovered his passion for the saxophone with his teacher Christian Roellinger. During his secondary school education, he was part of the Talentförderung Hofwil where he started studying music at the Bern University of the Arts parallel to his school education. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2018, he completed the Master of Pedagogy with distinction at the Bern University of the Arts in the summer of 2020. He is currently studying the Master in Specialized Music Performance with a specialization in soloist with the renowned saxophonist and conductor Lars Mlekusch at the Zurich University of the Arts. Last semester he had the opportunity to study at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Joonatan Rautiola.
Simon Fluri has won various music prizes, including twice the first prize with distinction of the Swiss Youth Music Competition, the Alpen Classica competition and twice the Studienpreis des Migros-Kulturprozent and is now part of their concert management program. Furthermore, he is a recipient of the Hans-Schaeuble-Award and is supported by the Yamaha Europe Music Foundation as well as the Hirschmann-Stiftung. As a soloist he had the opportunity to perform with the Arosa Bergensemble and the HKB Chamber Orchestra. In 2015 he participated as a saxophonist at the international saxophone congress in Strasbourg. In addition, he is active as a saxophone teacher and conductor in Bern. During masterclasses he received various inputs from Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Yves Fourmeau and many other internationally renowned saxophonists.