In 2017, Simon Wallfisch made his Wigmore Hall debut live on BBC Radio 3 singing with the Nash Ensemble. He has a growing catalogue of song recordings with Nimbus, Lyrita, Delphian and Resonus.
Born in London into a musical family, Simon Wallfisch studied voice with Russell Smythe and cello with Leonid Gorokhov at the Royal College of Music between 2000 and 2006. During his studies in London, he received prizes from, amongst others, the Emmy Destinn Foundation, the Giuseppe di Stefano Competition in Sicily, and the Royal Overseas League’s ‘Young Singer of Promise’ award in 2005.
In 2006 Wallfisch continued his studies in Berlin and Leipzig, studying with Jeanette Favaro-Reuter, and in the song class of Wolfram Rieger. He was subsequently engaged at the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House (2009–2011).
He has appeared as guest artist in principal roles at the Nuremberg State Opera, Leipzig Opera, Nederlandse Reisopera, English Touring Opera, and the theatres of Magdeburg, Dessau and Altenburg-Gera. Passionate about art-song, Simon is in international demand as a recitalist, performing in concert halls throughout Europe and beyond.
'[...] his ceaseless shifts in tone create characterisations of quite exceptional vividness'