Simeon grew up in Auckland where he began the violin at the age of four years. He completed Performance Violin Studies at Auckland University with Mary O’Brien and whilst a student there Simeon received numerous awards and won the inaugural University Concerto Competition with the Elgar Violin Concerto. Simeon then received a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Programme) scholarship and moved to Germany where he studied at the Hochschule für Musik, Düsseldorf with Professor Ida Bieler and played in the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne and the Kammerphilharmonie Amadé, amongst other orchestras and ensembles.
In 2004 Simeon was finalist in the ‘Young Musicians’ Competition New Zealand, and has performed as soloist with orchestras both in New Zealand and in Germany. He recently performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Manukau Symphony Orchestra.
In 2006, Simeon moved to London where he studied with David Takeno and Jack Glickman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and completed his Master’s and Post-Graduate Diploma. During this time he was a finalist in the Beares Solo Bach Competition in London and winner of the North London Music Festival’s ‘Duo Sonata Competition’.
As a freelancer, Simeon has worked with top United Kingdom orchestras, including the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), English National Opera, City of Birmingham Symphony and the London Sinfonia. Simeon has recently joined the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.