About Simon

Simon was born in Auckland, New Zealand as German/Filipino and raised in Hamburg, Germany. Musically, he grew up on Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Erroll Garner and Beethoven, playing the piano and leading his first choir at age 17.

Simon was awarded two scholarships and studied the performing arts in New York City and Hamburg, where he completed his training at the conservatory of Europe’s biggest musical production company Stage Entertainment. He further trained in Jazz harmonics, piano, songwriting, choir- and band-leading in Stuttgart and camera acting in Vancouver, BC.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Music as well as certificates for Musical Theater and Yoga and won 1st place in the junior category of Germany’s State Singing Competition in 2005. Since graduating, Simon was in 'Grease‘, part of the original german cast of the Broadway hit 'Wicked‘ (including a performance on Germany’s popular TV show 'Wetten dass‘) and played the male lead in ’The Last 5 Years’.

Simon published an original EP called 'Head To Toes‘ and performed his original music as supporting act for Earth, Wind and Fire at the Jazz Open Stuttgart and later at ’The Bitter End' in New York City where Donny Hathaway had recorded his legendary live album in the 70's.

In his current home, Berlin, Simon works with some of the city’s most prestigious singers such as Ingrid Arthur, Keith Tynes and Dorrey L. Lyles. He frequently is a guest singer in various Soul- and Jazz event bands and was happy to be part of the 10th season of The Voice of Germany in 2020.

With his extensive experience leading choirs - including vocal coaching & arranging - Simon regularly works with Germany's State Gospel Choir, holds workshops and acts as vocal director in studio productions of Netflix, Disney and Marvel.