Simon Bland


Simon Bland

Simon Bland is the organist and assistant director of music at St John’s School, Leatherhead. He was previously organ scholar at Trinity College Cambridge where he studied for a degree in Music. During his time at Trinity he was taught by Colin Walsh and David Briggs, and now continues his studies with Stephen Farr. He spent his gap year as organ scholar at Hereford Cathedral, and was before that one of the organ scholars at Oundle School.

As an organist, he has given recitals at a number of cathedrals and churches internationally, including tours with Trinity College to Australia and America, playing in 2012 at a concert for the AGM of the American Guild of Organists. He continues to be in demand as a recitalist, and often engages his passion for choral conducting outside – as well as within – the environs of St John’s School.