After many years spent at the conservatory and achieving several awards as a cellist (Royal Tunbridge Wells Competitive Arts Festival, Associated Board of the Royal School of Music), she started to work as a vocalist for different projects in Italy focusing on her passion for gospel, soul and r’n’b and also attending numerous music conferences where she had the chance to sing with Michael and Regina Winans, Terron Brooks and Cheryl Porter among others.
Once back in the States she was accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where she deepened her knowledge of contemporary music unraveling versatility with any genre of music and developing a style that blends her classical background with her love for contemporary music.
Simona D has shared the stage with musicians such as Philip Bailey, Steve Winwood, Rosa Passos, Howard Shore and Brad Hatfield.
Her distinctive song-writing comes to her naturally. "I love writing as much as singing and working in the studio is always thrilling for me. Music is in me. There would be no me without it."