Conductor / Composer / Arranger / Orchestrator / Pianist / Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music Supervisor For Over 20 Years
Theatre includes, as music supervisor and/or orchestrator: The Wind in the Willows (London Palladium and UK Tour); The Little Prince (both its theatre premiere in Canada, and its symphonic concert premiere in Abu Dhabi); Grey Gardens; Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse); Tell Me on a Sunday (Duchess/Gielgud); Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory); Love Never Dies; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Evita (Adelphi); The Woman in White (Palace and Broadway); The Sound of Music (London Palladium); The Beautiful Game (Cambridge); Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway and globally) and Romance Romance (Gielgud).
Film and DVD, as conductor and music supervisor: the yet to be released Broadway 4D (starring Hugh Jackman, Glenn Close, Christina Aguileira, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Hudson and many more); The Phantom of the Opera (3 Academy Award nominations, including best song, for which Simon composed the orchestration); Bjork: Vespertine Live at the Royal Opera House; Jesus Christ Superstar (International Emmy Award); Cats (starring Elaine Page and Sir John Mills).
Recording: has conducted around 60 albums ranging from the more classical: (Jose Carreras, Sarah Chang and many more), through musical theatre (Elaine Paige, Maria Friedman, Michael Ball and many more), to pop/rock (Primal Scream, Boyzone and many more). Also many soundtracks and cast albums.
Simon has conducted many of the world’s greatest orchestras, from the London Symphony Orchestra to the Tokyo Philharmonic. He conducted Bernstein’s On The Town, The Mikado and Kismet at English National Opera, Porgy and Bess at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and, most recently, Tosca for Pensare Opera at Chiswick Music Festival 2016.
Currently Simon also conducts the Symphonic Disney, Pixar and Frozen concerts.
“Music, of all the arts, cannot be learned from books and apps alone – not even partly. It is learned through your dedication, drive and hard work … and mentor ship.”