Meet Our Faculty
Simon was born in England and has had a multifaceted career as an educator, composer, and chamber musician in addition to conducting opera and orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and the Royal Academy of Music, he holds a Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Winner of the 1985 Benjamin Britten International Composition Prize, Simon’s music has been featured at the Aldeburgh and St. Alban’s Festivals, broadcast on BBC radio, and performed around the world, from London, France, and China to New York, Boston, and San Francisco. His CD, And that moment when the bird sings, appeared on PARMA records in 2018 to enthusiastic reviews. His edition-completion of the Mozart Requiem is also widely performed in both England and America. Simon lives in Westford and has just finished his second opera, Po’pay, and is working on his third string quartet, Rilke episodes.