Artist : Geoffrey SIMON

Geoffrey Simon has conducted world-class orchestras such as London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.

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Maestro Geoffrey SIMON
A born conductor, whose every gesture expresses music. Die Presse, Vienna

Australian conductor Geoffrey Simon is resident in London and has appeared there with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra. His recording, The London Cello Sound which was recorded under his own label Cala Records, has been performed live for H.M. The Queen (Elizabeth II)and H.R.H. The Duke of

Edinburgh of the United Kingdom.

Internationally, he has appeared with the American, Atlanta, City of Birmingham, Bournemouth, Fort Worth, Milwaukee, St Louis, Sapporo, Shanghai and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphonies, the Israel, Moscow, Munich and New Japan Philharmonics, The Residentie Orchestra of The Hague, the six major Australian orchestras and the Australian Opera.

His music directorships have included the Albany Symphony Orchestra (New York), the Sacramento Symphony (California) and the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears “Ciutat de Palma” (Mallorca). He is Music Director Emeritus of the Northwest Mahler Orchestra in Seattle, with which he has performed the Mahler cycle and Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony. He is Artistic Director of the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation (London and Montreux) and a jury member for Young Concert Artists in Paris, Leipzig and New York.

Geoffrey Simon was a student of Herbert von Karajan, Rudolf Kempe, Hans Swarowsky and Igor Markevich, and a major prize-winner at the first John Player International Conductors’ Award. He has made over forty recordings for a number of labels, combining discoveries with familiar works by Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Smetana, Bloch, Grainger, Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saëns and Les Six. Amongst the contemporary composers he has recorded are Barry Conyngham, John Downey, Paul Patterson and Zhou Long.

For his own label, Cala Records, Geoffrey Simon has brought together large ensembles of single instruments—violins, violas, cellos, double basses, horns, trumpets and trombones—drawn from London’s leading solo and orchestral musicians. The recordings have attracted interest amongst instrumentalists worldwide.


杰弗里‧西蒙

一個天生的指揮家,他每一個動作都表現出音樂。 -維也納 Die Presse(奧地利權威新聞報)

駐倫敦的澳洲籍指揮家杰弗里‧西蒙,曾在倫敦指揮多個國際級的樂團,包括倫敦愛樂交響樂團、倫敦交響樂團、愛樂管弦樂團、英國皇家管弦樂團、倫敦室樂團和英格蘭室樂團。他為自己創立的卡拉唱片所灌錄的《倫敦大提琴之聲》,曾於英女皇伊利沙伯二世和愛丁堡公爵面前作現場表演。

在國際舞台上,杰弗里‧西蒙曾指揮的樂團包括以色列管弦樂團、莫斯科愛樂管弦樂團、慕尼黑愛樂交響樂團、新日本愛樂交響樂團、哈格市立管弦樂團,以及美國、亞特蘭大、伯明翰、伯恩茅斯、沃斯堡、密爾沃基、聖路易斯、札幌、上海和東京大都會交響樂團,還有澳洲歌劇團及澳洲六個主要的管弦樂團。

杰弗里‧西蒙曾任奧爾巴尼交響樂團(紐約)、薩克拉門托交響樂團(加利福尼亞州)和Orquestra Simfonicaa de Balears 「Ciutat de Palma」(西班牙馬略卡)的音樂總監。他現時是瑞士環球藝術基金(倫敦和蒙特勒)的藝術總監,同時也是法國巴黎、德國萊比錫和美國紐約青年演奏家獎的評審成員之一。他現任西北馬勒管弦樂團(西雅圖)的榮譽音樂總監,並曾指揮該樂團演出《馬勒全集》和梅湘的《圖倫加利拉交響曲》。

杰弗里‧西蒙是著名指揮家卡拉揚、甘比、史華洛夫斯基和馬加域治的學生,也是第一屆普列爾國際指揮大賽的主要得獎者。他曾為多個唱片品牌灌錄了超過四十張唱片,樂曲包括柴可夫斯基、雷史碧基、鮑羅丁、穆索斯基、史密塔納、布拉克、葛仁傑、德布西、拉威爾、聖桑和法國六人組等作曲家耳熟能詳的作品和鮮為人知的創作。他亦曾經灌錄多個現代作曲家的作品,包括貝利.康寧漢、約翰.唐尼、保羅.柏特遜和周龍。

杰弗里‧西蒙曾邀請倫敦多個頂級的獨奏家和管弦樂團樂手合奏,包括小提琴、中提琴、大提琴、低音大提琴、圓號、小號及長號等,為他所創立的品牌卡拉唱片錄音,這些唱片廣受世界各地的樂手歡迎。

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Excerpt from Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (movement I). Sarah Kapustin, violin; Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, conducted by Ho-Man Choi