Simon Wallfisch

Born in London into a musical family, Simon Wallfisch studied cello, voice and conducting at the Royal College of Music between 2000 and 2006.

During his studies in London, he was awarded several prizes including The Georg Solti Foundation, Emmy Destinn Foundation, Giuseppe Di Stefano Competition Sicily, The DAAD, Countess of Munster Trust, The English Speaking Union and the Royal Overseas League “Young Singer of Promise”2005. 

In 2006 Wallfisch left London for studies in Berlin (Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik 2006-2007) and Leipzig (Hochschule fürMusik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy 2007-2009) During this time he appeared as guest artist at the Leipzig Opera (Nozze di Figaro), Magdeburg Opera, Dessau Opera (7 Todsünden), Altenburg-Gera Opera (Das Opernschiff), Potsdam Sans Souci Schlosstheater (Una Festa Teatrale), and the Ludwigsberger Schloss Festspiele. 

Subsequently he was engaged at the International Opera Studio of the  Zurich Opera House (2009-2012) singing many supporting roles on the main stage.

Recent roles include FIERAMOSCA in Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini (Staatsoper Nürnberg 2016) MARCELLO Puccini La Boheme (Teatro Verdi Casciana Terme, Pisa 2016) ESCAMILLO La Tragedie de Carmen (National Reis Opera, Holland 2013). PELLEAS and ALBERT (English Touring Opera 2015). 

In January 2015, Simon Wallfisch broadcast on BBC 2 Television, he is frequently invited to perform live on Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’. A documentary film about his family was made for ARTE. He has appeared on Bayerische Rundfunk/Fernsehen, Mittel Deutsche and Nord Deutsche Rundfunk and Schweizer Rundfunk SRF2. He was recently featured artist on Arte ‘Geschichte Der Musik’, broadcast in January 2016. 

His growing number of recordings with regular duo partner Edward Rushton include Songs of Geoffrey Bush on Lyrita Records and French Songs on Nimbus Records. 

In international demand as concert artist and recitalist, Simon has performed Lieder recitals in Demark, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Australia and Canada. Uk appearances include the Oxford Lieder Festival, London’s Festival Hall, Purcell Room, King’s Place, Conway Hall, London Song Festival, Allwyn Festival, Lichfield Festival, International Wimbledon Festival, Leamington Music Festival. In 2016, he was invited by Murray Perahia to give singing classes at the Jerusalem Music Centre in Israel. He gave a recital with Julius Drake in the 2016 Schwerin Verfaemte Musik Festival where he was also a jury member for the 2016 competition. He is a trustee of the International Centre for Supressed Music (ICSM) dedicated to research and performance of suppressed composers. He has adjudicated at the Birmingham Conservatoire and is passionate about education and has a busy teaching studio.