Simon is Principal Tuba of the Worlds No.1 ranked brass band, The Cory Band. A position he has held since 2007.
After studying for his Bachelor of Music at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, with Sean O’Neill, Simon accepted a position to study at The Royal Academy of Music, London, under Patrick Harrild. During his time at the Academy he won various brass prizes including the Mark Elliot Brass Prize and the MA Maud Morgan Award.
Alongside Cory, Simon plays with a wide range of professional ensembles which has seen him perform regularly on live broadcasts on BBC Radio, Channel 4, S4C and ITV Television and various session recordings for TV commercials. Concert tours of USA, Canada, Scandinavia and Europe have seen him perform in some of the world’s finest concert halls with many top artists and celebrities including, Elton John, Rick Wakeman, Paul Heaton, Bryn Terfel, John Owen Jones, Katherine Jenkins, Hayley Westenra, Sir Roger Moore and is an extra with some of the U.K.’s finest orchestras.
Simon plays on Besson Sovereign EEb Tuba 980 & 981