Simon Scheiwiller (*11 July 1981) plays the horn, Wagner tuba and alphorn. He heard a horn for the first time at the age of 7 and was fascinated by its sound. two years later he was finally allowed to start taking lessons.
He first studied with Nigel Downing in Zurich and passed the orchestra diploma exams in 2005. He then continued his studies with Bruno Schneider in Geneva, where he graduated with a concert diploma in 2008. Since then he has worked as a freelance musician and enjoys playing a wide range of musical styles. He played horn and Wagner tuba in the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra, took part in several Zurich Opera productions and was principal horn at the Opera Festival in Florence. He has often performed as a soloist, including with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra at the Tonhalle Zurich. He played with the Reto Suhner Quartet on the CD "Äbä" and occasionally participates in the Swiss Jazz Orchestra.
As a teenager he began arranging piano pieces and film music for small wind ensembles, later adding his own compositions. He now writes for large orchestras, including many transcriptions of large orchestral works for symphonic wind orchestra. Various works have been published by Musikverlag Adank, Baton Music and Edition Kunzelmann.
Simon Scheiwiller began working as a conductor in 2007 while still a student. He continued his studies with Christof Brunner at the Zurich University of the Arts, where he graduated in 2017 with a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Orchestral Conducting.