Simon Lapointe was born in Quebec, Canada. He started playing violin at age 4 and received his Bachelor of Music from the Conservatoire de Trois-Rivières in 2000, studying with Helmut Lipsky and Johanne Pothier. He then went on to obtain his MM at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University with Martin Beaver.
Simon has been Principal Second Violin of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra since 2005. He also serves as Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and performed as Assistant Concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra during the 2009/2010 season. He previously played with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and the West Virginia Symphony as Assistant Principal Second Violin and Concertmaster, respectively. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Violin at Virginia Commonwealth University, maintains a private studio, and is in demand as a juror for various competitions. He has been first violin of the Ambrosia Quartet since 2005.
Simon has been a prizewinner in many competitions across the U.S. and Canada, and regularly performs as a soloist and recitalist.