Satu Simola has diplomas in both choir and orchestra conduction from the Estonian Academy of Music and from the Sibelius Academy. In addition to leading GÖR, Ms. Simola is also artistic leader for the Musical Society and the Chamber Orchestra Soidaan r.f. and for the Turku University symphony orchestra Collegium Musicum. She is also a visiting conductor for Kaukametsä Chamber Orchestra. Together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Ms. Simola has developed the web based pedagogical lecture series “Learn to listen classical”. During the autumn 2016 Ms. Simola teaches at the Sibelius Academy.
Ms. Simola has published compositions and recordings (Sulasol). In 2013 she composed a piece for a chamber orchestra “Hiiri” - an orchestral saga for children and in 2016 a song- and musical piece Kippokaupungin karnevaali (Sulasol) will be published. Ms. Simola has been a visiting conductor for the regional orchestras in Joensuu, Vaasa, Pori and Lappeenranta and also the Tapiola Sinfonietta.