Apart from playing the horn, Simon Scheiwiller also plays the common variant instruments natural horn, wagner tuba and alphorn.

As a horn player he can show a large and versatile experience in different styles and instrumentations. Among other things:

Chamber Music

  • 2011: organization of a series of benefit concerts for the Jostenkapelle Galgenen
    Among others the quintet i maghi played a concert, and also the Hornquartett Ausserschwyz, specifically put together for that concert
  • since 2011: wind quintet i maghi
  • various experiences with other chamber music ensembles such as brass quintets, piano trios, etc.

As a soloist

  • 2020: performance of the Alphorn Concerto "Sinfonia Alpestre" by Jean Daetwyler
  • 2016: performance of the Horn Concerto by Reinhold Gliere with Symphonic Wind Orchestra (own transcription)
  • 2007: performance of the Horn Concerto by Othmar Schoeck
  • 2003: performance of Benjamin Britten's Serenade
  • 2002: performance of the Horn Concerto by Reinhold Gliere
  • 2001: Performance of Concertino for Horn and Strings by Lars-Erik Larsson with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra in the Tonhalle at Zurich

Operas and Ballets

  • 2008: Principal Horn at the Multipromo Opera Festival in Florence
    performed Bolero, Carmina Burana, La Bohème, The Barber of Seville, The Magic Flute and La Traviata
  • from 2005: Substitute at the Zurich Opera orchestra / Participation in various IOS productions of the Zurich Opera
    Among other things: The Consul (Menotti), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten), The Magic Flute for Children, The Ring of the Nibelungen for children, Werther (Massenet)
  • 2004-05: Volunteer at the Zurich Opera orchestra (horn and wagner tuba)
    Participation in the projects The Rite of Spring, Faust and Coppélia

Symphony orchestras

  • from 2013: participation in performances of silent films with the Sinfonia Ensemble (Richard Wagner, Nosferatu, Carmen)
  • 2001-07: Member of the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra (horn and wagner tuba)
    among other things: Mahler: Symphony No. 1 and 3, Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (1st Wagner tuba), Strauss: Don Quixote, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Concert bands

  • 2011-2016: Regular participation at the Blasorchester Siebnen (highest grade), since 2013 as solo horn, swiss champion 2016
  • 2001: 1st Horn in the International Youth Wind Orchestra of WASBE World Congress
    Among other things, the Symphony in B flat major by Paul Hindemith was performed
  • 2000-01: 1st Horn in the National Youth Wind Orchestra
  • 1996: Participation in the Festival Concert Band Arosa and recording of the CD "Music for Arosa" with Philip Sparke


  • from 2019: Performances with the Swiss Jazz Orchestra, i.e. with Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire Suite
  • 2014: Performed with the Reto Suhner Nonet
  • 2007: International Horn Symposium in La Chaux-de-Fonds, appearance with Arkady Shilkloper
  • 2006: Participation in the CD "Äbä" with the Reto Suhner Quartet

Education and awards

  • Lessons with Glen Borling, Lukas Christinat, Wolfgang Gaag, Kenneth Henderson, David Johnson, Ab Koster, Peter Kurau, Thomas Müller, Paulo Muñoz-Toledo, Erich Penzel, Radovan Vlatković and others
  • 2005-08: Studied at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève with Bruno Schneider
    Recital "Diplôme de concert" on 21 May 2008
  • 2001-05: Studied at the Musikhochschule Zürich with Nigel Downing
    Recital "Orchesterdiplom" on 30 June 2005
  • 2002: Scholarship of the Friedl Wald Foundation
  • 2001-06: concert promotion by the Foundation Ruth and Ernst Burkhalter
  • 2001: 1st Price of the Swiss Youth Music Competition