Biography of Lowdon Simon:
Simon Lowdon studied at Chethams School and the Royal Academy of Music. He won the gold medal for the Shell/LSO Scholarship and made his concerto debut in 2000. He received the Avedis Zildjian Award and a Vice Principals Special Award at the Academy. In 2003, aged 22, Simon was appointed Principal Percussion with the RSNO. He has played with many UK orchestras including the LSO and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
For five years he was a member of the World Orchestra for Peace.