Simon Conning began his studies with Marjorie Kelly in Macclesfield, then continued at the Royal Northern College of Music’s Junior Department in Manchester with Marjorie Clementi. He went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London with Yu Chun Yee. Since returning to the concert platform, Simon has appeared as soloist in concertos and recitals in North West and South East England. He is working on a number of recording projects with the Prima Facie Records label.
Muzio Clementi: The Father of the Pianoforte CD on Meridian Records (CDE84629): 2014
Variations Download / streaming EP on Prima Facie Records (PFDL002) – Beethoven Variations for solo piano: 2023
Early Piano Works Download / streaming EP on Prima Facie Records (PFV001) – solo piano compositions by Peter Longworth: 2023
Simon's recent solo performances have included works by Mozart, Ravel, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, Gottschalk and Peter Longworth, culminating in a talk/performance featuring Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24. His most recent soloist with orchestra appearances include Greig's Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no.1.