“J. S. Bach made me dedicate my life to music”
[Nina Simone, musician]
SIMON LASKY – BIOGRAPHY
Simon Lasky MA, BA (Hons) is a classically trained pianist, composer and conductor who now works predominantly in the world of jazz and pop music. He initially studied French Horn, piano and composition, as a Junior Exhibitioner at Trinity College of Music in London, and then went on to read music at Bristol University where he was awarded a First Class undergraduate degree in 1997 and a post-graduate Masters in Film & TV Music Composition in 1998.
His compositions for the concert platform have been performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the country including the Barbican Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, The Southbank Centre and The Victoria Rooms in Bristol and he now teaches jazz piano, composition and musicianship at Trinity College of Music (Junior Department) and is Head of Jazz at Bradfield College.
Following some time touring the globe as the house pianist on-board The QE2 and a band leader on-board The Queen Mary 2, he now performs and records, as a sideman and leading his own ensembles, with some of the foremost musicians on the London jazz scene. He is frequently in demand as a co-writer and arranger for singer-songwriter and session work and tours the country with his jazz trio presenting workshops and lecture-performances on jazz and improvisation.
His new project, It’s All Music™, is the culmination of two years of work and research attempting to find a new way to present and enthuse classical music to young people in an increasingly over-saturated musical climate.