Simmy Singh is a classical, crossover and creative violinist whose ambition is to help push the boundaries of classical music and its audiences and to explore creativity and different genres with the violin. She believes in the necessity of different cultures, influences and experiences and tries to incorporate this into her musical life. As a result, Simmy prides herself on having a freelance career that is full of variety.
Simmy’s current projects range from leading the Kaleidoscope Orchestra, being part of the Manchester Collective, leading the crossover Amika string quartet and playing with chamber orchestras such as Manchester Camerata and Sinfonia Cymru. She particularly enjoys working with creative artists and is lucky to work closely with Gwilym Simcock, Alice Zawadski and Stuart McCallum.
Simmy is also developing her own creative voice and recently attended a self directed residency at the Banff Centre in Canada. She is also developing her online string sessions venture – Sim’s String Sessions – through which she is excited to start collaborating with artists from across the globe.
“After such a shocking year for the city of Manchester, I am extremely honoured to be involved in this unique project and hope that through our music we can capture the spirit, unity and courage of the soldiers who fought for us on Manchester Hill and celebrate that the same spirit still lives strong throughout the city today.”