Dr Simon Fricker

Piano Virtuoso

Perfect Pitch Prodigy, Musical Director, Composer, and Arranger Extraordinaire

Simon began playing the piano at the age of four, possessing perfect pitch and the ability to instantly play anything he heard. Formal training followed, including studies in violoncello and several years as a chorister during grammar school. While pursuing a BSc in chemistry, he earned his LTCL and was soon drawn into musical direction, sparking an illustrious career.

Simon has served as musical director and arranger for countless productions in virtually all major UK theatres. His credits include classics such as ‘Blood Brothers,’ ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ ‘Annie,’ ‘The Boyfriend,’ ‘South Pacific,’ ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Robert and Elizabeth,’ ‘Godspell,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!,’ ‘Mame,’ and ‘West Side Story.’ He has also worked on original productions like ‘Patsy Cline – A Musical Tribute,’ ‘She Knows You Know,’ ‘Stand By Your Man,’ ‘Houdini – The Musical,’ ‘Rave On,’ and a repertoire of pantomimes. His international work includes a German tour of ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘Elvis the Legend’ in Sweden.

In theatre, television, and cabaret, Simon has collaborated with celebrated performers such as Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Tarbuck, Kenny Lynch, Larry Grayson, Les Dennis, Ray Alan, Lulu, Freddie Starr, Barbara Windsor, Ruth Madoc, Brian Blessed, Gorden Kaye, Max Bygraves, Ruby Murray, and John Hanson. He has also fulfilled numerous contracts at sea aboard QE2, Saga Rose, Saga Pearl II, Saga Sapphire, Spirit Of Discovery, Spirit of Adventure, Balmoral, and Boudicca cruise liners.

Revisiting academia, Simon resumed piano and pipe organ studies at the University of Chichester and developed a keen interest in composition. He holds BA(Hons) and MA degrees in Music, a PhD in Composition from the University of Sussex, and a Performer’s Diploma from Trinity College, London.

Step aboard for a musical voyage like no other with Dr. Simon Fricker’s ‘In Concert At Sea.’ Prepare to be dazzled by a vast repertoire spanning popular music, musical theatre, and film, as Dr. Fricker takes you on a captivating journey through melodies and medleys crafted by fabulous composers. With his virtuosic prowess at the piano, he’ll guide you through enchanting selections from theatre and film, delivering an unforgettable concert experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a musical adventure with one of the finest talents in the industry.

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