Simon Niemiński has been the Assistant Director of Music at St Mary‘s Cathedral, Sydney, since 2018.
Simon was born in London and is descended from an unlikely mixture of Edwardian Japanese acrobats, Lancastrian Music Hall artistes, and a Polish army veteran. Before moving to Sydney, he was Organist of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral and Director of Music at The Robin Chapel in Edinburgh, having previously been Organist and Master of the Music at Edinburgh’s other (Episcopal) St Mary’s Cathedral.
As a recitalist, Simon has played at venues around the UK and beyond, including at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, St Florian’s Abbey in Austria, The Royal Canadian College of Organists’ national convention in Ontario, and Washington National Cathedral, USA. For the last two years, he has been the featured recitalist in the International Organ Festival in Japan.
Simon has recorded 11 solo CDs to date, and reviews have included: ‘This is a splendid release […] There is a lot of poetry here.’ (The American Record Guide), and ‘Simon Niemiński’s playing is utterly convincing and at one stroke establishes him as a recording artist of the first rank.’ (Organists’ Review).
Simon can be found online at www.niemin.ski.