Simon is a pianist and musical director, whose work has encompassed opera and musical theatre, in classical and more popular genres. He has played keyboard in the orchestras for the Melbourne seasons of “Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables”, “Chicago”, “Sunset Boulevard”, “Showboat” and “Dr Zhivago”, and has worked in the showbands on the m/s Sunbird (Sun Cruises), m/v Rotterdam (Holland America Line), m/v Galaxy (Celebrity Cruises) and m/v Mercury (Celebrity Cruises). Simon studied piano with Associate Professor Stephen McIntyre at the University of Melbourne and graduated with the award for the best final year student. As a student, he recorded a concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for ABC-FM. Simon currently teaches piano and VCE Music at Peninsula Grammar in Mt Eliza.
Simon was a guest artist at two Special Classes of Rie’s Music World on Friday 29 September 2017.