Simone Kermes Simone Kermes Berlin German soprano Simone Kermes is one of the most sought after sopranos internationally for dramatic coloratura roles. Her remarkable vocal range singles her out in particular for the virtuoso works of the baroque masters such as Handel and Vivaldi and also for soprano and concert arias by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. Simone Kermes was born in Leipzig and studied at the 'Felix-Mendelssohn Bartholdy' conservatory in her home town. She won first prize at the Felix-Mendelssohn Bartholdy Competition in Berlin and was winner of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig. Ms Kermes has made numerous recordings which include works from Vivaldi to Humperdinck in addition to many radio and TV broadcasts.