Simmy Singh

In concert

Biography

Simmy Singh is violinist and composer from Wales, born to an English mother and Indian father, who’s ambition is to push the boundaries of classical music and its audiences and to explore creativity with the violin.

Simmy believes variety really is the spice of life and endeavours to stay true to this in her career. She co-founded the Manchester Collective and plays with renowned orchestras such as the Manchester Camerata and London Contemporary Orchestra; but her main passion is in merging her classical upbringing with the music of today.

She leads the contemporary, crossover orchestras Kaleidoscope Orchestra, Untold Orchestra and Ignition Orchestra. She works closely with artists such as Abel Selaocoe, Bill Laurance, Gwilym Simcock and Portico Quartet and appears on all their latest releases. With her quartet, Amika, Simmy works closely with many leading jazz artists from the UK such as Alfa Mist, Jordan Rakei, Rob Luft and Alice Zawadski. 

Through the pandemic, Simmy found time to focus on her own composition and took up a Masters as a Composer-Performer at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Through her music, Simmy is slowly finding a sound that incorporates all the music that has influenced her such as jazz, folk, classical, bluegrass and electronic. Her works have appeared on BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio 3, they have been performed by Sinfonia Cymru and have premiered at the Appalachian Chamber Music Festival. 

Simmy’s wish is to use her music to reconnect people to themselves, each other and nature, in order to be part of the solution and not the problem to the biggest challenge facing us today – the climate crisis. 

Finding her own voice has led her on an adventure like no other, and she now hopes to inspire others do the same. She has recently been appointed Creative Associate at Sinfonia Cymru where her role is to curate projects that help push and expand the creativity of the players. She is extremely excited about this role and the opportunity to help the next generation of musicians.


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