Simon graduated from both the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the ‘Rowsby Woof’ scholarship to study with Howard Davis.
He is currently leader of the Senesino Players, the London Charity Orchestra and has also appeared as guest leader of the New London Consort, the London International Orchestra, the CitySide Sinfonia and the New Professionals.
In addition to this he also records and performs with a number of groups including La Serenissima, The Avison Ensemble, The New London Consort, The Academy of Ancient Music, The OAE, The Sixteen, The Kings Consort, Concerto Köln, the Scottish Ensemble, The London Mozart Players, London Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Johns, Britten Sinfonia and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a soloist and chamber musician Simon made his concerto debut at the age of 16, his London debut at the Purcell Room in 2004, has numerous solo and recital performances on the baroque violin, and has recently recorded concerti by Vivaldi and Valentini with the period instrument group La Serenissima. Simon has also performed live radio/television broadcasts for the BBC and HTV, as well as on American, Mexican and Spanish radio.
Simon currently plays on a violin by Nestor Audinot from 1899, a baroque violin by Christopher Rowe from 1993, and a Russian folk violin dating from some time in the last 250 years….