Simon Blendis

Simon Blendis has an international career as a chamber musician, orchestral leader and soloist.

He regularly guest leads orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta, as well as the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan.

Simon is a member of the Schubert Ensemble, one of the world's great chamber groups, who regularly tour the major concert halls of Europe, the US and the Far East as well as the Wigmore Hall in London and the major UK festivals.

A keen exponent of new music, he has given over 40 first performances and had new pieces written for him by, amongst others, Tansy Davies, Stuart Macrae, John Woolrich and jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

As a soloist he has appeared with the RPO, ECO and OEK in Japan, with whom he has recorded Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for the Warner Japan label.