Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn, BWV 601, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Madrigal by Dezso d'Antalffy (1885-1945)
Overture to La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
La Nativité from Poèmes Évangéliques Op. 2 by Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Rorate Coeli by Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)
Divinum Mysterium from Two Studies on Plainchant Melodies by Adolphus Hailstork (b.1941)
David Simon is quickly establishing himself as a prominent organ recitalist, improviser, instructor, and liturgical musician. He won First Prize and Audience Prize in the University of Michigan organ improvisation competition in 2018 and has gone on to improvise extensively in concert, liturgy, and for silent films. He has lectured and led a masterclass on improvisation for the national festival of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO).
David has performed in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia to the acclaim of audience members, reviewers, and his colleagues. Organ Canada described his playing as “ravishing”, “brilliantly conceived”, and “gloriously presented.” David won First Prize at the RCCO national organ competition held in Halifax in 2019 and now serves as a member of the RCCO Competitions Committee.
David first studied music as a chorister at St. Michael's Cathedral-Basilica in Toronto and continues to play organ at its weekly masses. He teaches organ, piano, music theory, and Gregorian Chant at St. Michael's Choir School and beyond. By fully embracing digital media, his private studio extends to students across North America.
David is a doctoral candidate at Yale University in the studios of Thomas Murray and Jeff Brillhart, having previously studied with Patricia Wright at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the RCCO, winning the Willan Scholarship for top national achievement. He can be contacted at email@example.com.