Artist Bios

Simon Walker, organist

Simon Walker is from the United Kingdom and started his musical training as a chorister at Durham Cathedral. From September 2005 he studied music at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2009. During this time he spent three years as Organ Scholar of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral and also as Accompanist to Edinburgh University Music Society Chorus. From September 2009 he spent a year as Organ Scholar of Chester Cathedral. Simon moved to Toronto in 2010 and has previously served as Assistant Organist at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. He currently holds the position of Director of Music at St. Jude's Church, Oakville.

Simon holds the Associate diploma of the Royal College of Organists and can be heard in recital frequently at a number of Toronto venues, including the lunchtime recitals series at St. James' Cathedral, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Our Lady of Sorrows and Metropolitan United Church.

Away from music, Simon has a passion for European classic cars - especially old Citroens. Simon used to drive a yellow and maroon 2CV in the UK, but now enjoys a Canadian built Volvo 740 from 1990.

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