Simon Crawford-Phillips

We welcome Simon back to the Roman River Festival for the third time, in recital with Katharine Gowers on Sunday 29th September 2012

Simon has played concertos with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, BBC Scottish Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra on Radio 3, Hallé Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival, Trondheim Symphony, and NHK Symphony.

Simon is a founding member of the Kungsbacka Trio, which has appeared at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Cologne Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, Schwetzinger Festspiele, and tour to Australia and New Zealand. The trio hold an annual chamber music festival in Kungsbacka, Sweden.

Simon has a piano duo with Philip Moore. Prizes and awards culminated in their BBC Proms debut in 2001 and in 2004 the Duo received a Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship and were appointed Steinway Artists. Highlights in 2005 included debut concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Edinburgh Festival, along with return visits to the South Bank, Bridgewater Hall and Wigmore Hall. A new Concerto for two pianos composed by Detlev Glanert and commissioned by the Duo was premièred in 2008 with the BBCSSO. In 2009 they returned to the BBC Proms for performances with the Britten Sinfonia and London Sinfonietta.

Simon frequently works with Emma Bell, Alice Coote, Sarah Fox, James Gilchrist, Andrew Kennedy, Robert Murray, James Rutherford, Liz Watts and instrumentalists Emily Beynon, Natalie Clein, Colin Currie, Janine Jansen, Pekka Kuusisto, Sergei Krylov, Krysia Osostowicz and Lawrence Power.

He also appears regularly as a guest with the Nash Ensemble, ECO chamber ensemble, Philharmonia soloists, Leopold String Trio and the Barbirolli, Cremona, Dante and Royal String Quartets.

A perfomer at many of the European festivals (Bath, City of London, Cheltenham, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Lockenhaus, Mecklenburg, Montpelier, Obertsdorf, Oslo, Schwetzinger, Spoleto, Schleswig-Holstein and Verbier).

In addition to radio and television broadcasts in Europe, Australia and Japan he has recorded for the Dex-Elles, Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion, Naxos, Signum and Spex CD labels.

Simon is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and holds teaching positions at the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama.

Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Hamish Milne were followed by a Masters Degree and a Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He studied subsequently with Ferenc Rados.