Simon Wallfisch

International Opera Singer and Concert Artist,

Born into a musical family, Simon Wallfisch began playing the cello aged 5. At 18 He was awarded a foundation scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music. After graduating as a cellist with Honours in 2004, Simon returned to the Royal College of Music to study voice, gaining a Post-Graduate Diploma.
In 2006 Wallfisch left London for studies in Berlin (Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik 2006-2007) and Leipzig (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy 2007-2009).

Subsequently he was engaged (2009-2011) at the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House.
Recent roles include ESCAMILLO (National Reis Opera, Holland 2013). In autumn 2015, Simon will sing with English Touring Opera (PELLEAS/ALBERT).

Simon Wallfisch has broadcast on BBC Television and Radio, Arte, ZDF, Bayerische Rundfunk/Fernsehen, Mittel Deutsche and Nord Deutsche Rundfunk, Schweizer Rundfunk DRS2. His debut CD Songs of Geoffrey Bush (Edward Rushton, piano) is available on Lyrita Records. Their second CD of songs of Caplet, Ravel, Honegger and Milhaud will be released in Ocober 2015 on Nimbus.

Simon has been engaged as guest soloist in the Oper Leipzig, for the Bayerische Rundfunk and inAnhaltisches Theater Dessau and Ludwigsburger Schloss Festspiele. He also sang as a guest soloist at the Landes Theater Gera-Altenburg, Stadttheater Fürth and Theater Magdeburg.

On the concert platform, Wallfisch is in great demand as Oratorio Soloist and has performed works from Bach to Janacek in Hamburg (Musikhalle), London: Kings Place, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Manchester: Bridgewater Hall, Berlin: Konzerthaus, Otto Braun Saal of the Philharmonie, Französischer Dom, Leipzig: Thomaskirche, Opernhaus, Bremen Pier 2 Arena, Zürich: Fraumünster, with orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Konzert Chor, Frankfurter Sinfoniker, Reading Bach Choir, Imperial College and Chethams Symphony Orchestra.

As recitalist, Wallfisch is often featured artist at the Oxford Lieder Festival, London Purcell Room, St Georges Brandon Hill Bristol, King's Place, London Song Festival, Allwyn Festival, Lichfield Festival, International Wimbledon Festival, Leamington Music Festival, The Lieder Society of Victoria (Australia) and several festivals across France, Italy and Switzerland.

Simon is also very active as a musical comedian, thrilling audiences as The Singing Cellist, with a combination of musical satire and original arrangements for voice and cello. This act has seen him take on London's famous Leicester Square Theatre, late night in the Bechstein Room of the Wigmore Hall and in 2015, Wallfisch will collaborate with celebrated musical comedy duo Igudesman and Joo in a new original show.