Simone Porter

Violin virtuoso Simone Porter will take the stage to perform Beethoven’s Concert in D with Great Bay Philharmonic at the Music Hall in Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH — Violin virtuoso Simone Porter made her national debut with the Seattle Symphony when she was 10 and her international debut with London Symphony at 13.

Having received a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2015, Porter, now 23, performs on a 1740 Carlo Bergonzi violin made in Cremona, Italy, and on loan from The Master’s University, Santa Clarita, Calif., according to Opus 3 Artists, which represents her.

She will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major with the Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra in an 8 p.m. concert Saturday at the Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St.

The orchestra, which features professional musicians from throughout New England and is led by music director and conductor David Upham, also will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

A Seattle native, Porter performed in the Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on the Emmy Award-winning TV show “From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall.

She followed that in November 2016 with a performance in Carnegie Hall’s Issac Stern Auditorium.

In 2016, her featured performance of music from “Schindler’s List” with Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and members of the American Youth Symphony was broadcast nationally on the TNT Network as part of the American Film Institute’s “Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams.”

Tickets to the Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra concert are $38, $45 and $54. For more information, go to or call 436-2400.