Biography

Simon Scheiwiller (born July 11, 1981) plays horn, wagner tuba and alphorn. When he first heard a french horn at the age of 7, he decided he would also learn this instrument. Two years later he could finally start taking lessons at the Jugendmusik oberer rechter Zürichsee.

He studied with Nigel Downing in Zurich where he got his orchestra diploma in 2005. Afterwards he continued his studies with Bruno Schneider in Geneva, where he graduated in 2008 with a concert diploma. Since then he is working as a freelance musician. He played horn and wagner tuba in the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra, appeared in several productions with the Zurich Opera, playing with the Reto Suhner Quartet on the CD "Äbä". In the summer of 2008 Simon Scheiwiller was principal horn at the Opera Festival in Florence. He has often appeared as a soloist, including a concert with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra at the Tonhalle in Zurich.

Already as a teenager he started to arrange piano pieces and film music for small wind ensembles and later began to wrote his own compositions. Meanwhile, he writes many works for wind bands, which are played regularly. Works have been published at Musikverlag Adank, Baton Music and Edition Kunzelmann.

While still studying Simon Scheiwiller began to work as a conductor in 2007. He currently conducts several wind bands, among them the Feldmusik Küssnacht am Rigi, and attends a CAS in orchestral conducting in Zurich with Christof Brunner.