London orch splits front seat

London orch splits front seat


norman lebrecht

October 05, 2014

press release:


London Mozart Players appoints Simon Blendis as Leader


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Blendis as joint Leader of the London Mozart Players. Simon will take up the position in October 2014 and share this highly prestigious role with Marieke Blankestijn, who has led the orchestra since 2011.


Simon has an international reputation as a soloist, orchestral leader and chamber musician, and has been a member of the award-winning Schubert Ensemble since 1995. He has made numerous, widely acclaimed solo and chamber ensemble recordings and appeared regularly at Europe’s major concert venues. He is in regular demand as guest leader with many of the UK’s major orchestras and has shared the position of ‘First Concertmaster’ with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan since 1999.

simon blendis



  • Dave says:

    Congratulations to Simon Blendis an excellent musician