About Peter Simon

Peter Simon is one of America’s most distinctive and versatile musical personalities. In reaching the heights of his profession, he has accomplished the rare artistic feat of generating both critical acclaim and widespread audience enthusiasm.

In addition to stunning performances with orchestra, Mr. Simon has created “themed programs” for solo piano which increases audience interest and appreciation. In these programs of “Music & Dialog,” Mr. Simon speaks before each piece, explaining to his audience what to expect. Listed below are several of his most popular themed programs:

  • "Classy Piano Favorites"

  • "Music & Poetry of Love"

  • "The Spiritual Music of the Great Composers"

  • “Peter Simon Pianist/Entertainer: Victor Borge w/Liberace Arrangements"

Mr. Simon has performed in numerous venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Centre, American Embassies, hundreds of cities and towns across America, five tours of Asia and Europe, “featured entertainer” on cruise ships and local parades. As a former university professor, he continues to instruct students in masterclass workshops and over 200,000 young people have enjoyed his children’s concerts: “350 years of musical history in 35 entertaining minutes.”

 

Mr. Simon keeps an active schedule not only performing, but as guest speaker to various social and civic organizations. His topic: “The Importance of music education in the schools and everyday life.”