Founder & Artistic Director, Trumpet
Simon is Principal Trumpet of Aurora Orchestra, and regularly performs with many of the UK’s major orchestras. Following studies at King’s College London and the Royal Academy of Music, he spent three years in Finland as a member of the Helsinki Philharmonic. Throughout his time abroad he felt an increasing desire to perform chamber music, so he eventually returned to the UK to embark on a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, investigating the field of brass chamber music and developing repertoire for the brass septet, a brand new classical configuration.
Simon founded Septura in 2012 and runs the group with fellow artistic director Matthew Knight. He produces many of Septura’s arrangements, and handles most of the group’s administration.