Conducting

As a young boy Simon Scheiwiller accompanied his mother to the appearances of the local wind band and tried to imitate the movements of the conductor with small firewood. After three semesters of group lessons in conducting with Marc Kissoczy at the Musikhochschule Zürich, he started working as a conductor in 2007 when he started conducting the Musikgesellschaft Uesslingen (Thurgau). How he would plan rehearsals and develop technical and musical skills of the orchestra he had to make out himself or draw from his experience as a horn player. His work has been successful, as a conductor, Simon Scheiwiller knows how to motivate the musicians and to demand the most of the best musicians while not overwhelming the weaker ones. Like that he can get the most from the available skills, thus the quality of the bands have generally grown under his lead. He always knows the pieces very well - he conducts all concerts by heart - which also means that he can achieve a higher musicality of the ensemble.

To deepen his skills as a conductor, Simon Scheiwiller took courses with Christof Brunner at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste to receive a CAS in orchestral conducting.

His positions as a conductor till now:

  • since 2015: Feldmusik Küssnacht (Schwyz), Concert Band Grade 4-5
  • since 2011: Feldmusik Vorderthal (Schwyz), Concert Band Grade 3-4
  • 2007-15: Musikgesellschaft Uesslingen (Thurgau), Fanfare mixte Grade 2-3
  • 2009-11: Jugendmusik Mels (St. Gallen)

Furthermore, since 2013 he is also a member of the music committee of the wind band association of the canton of Schwyz.