Simon Ible is Director of Music of Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University . He is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Ten Tors Orchestra and Musical Director of the University of Plymouth Choral Society .
Simon is co-director with Professor Eduardo R Miranda of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival. This annual festival that takes place at Plymouth University each February has gained an international reputation for its innovation and research. The festival is promoted in partnership with the university’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research.
Simon studied conducting in Hanover with the German opera maestro, Klaus Donath and furthered his conducting studies, receiving mentoring in London from Sir Colin Davis.
Simon spent almost 20 years performing and conducting in and around Bath where he was Artistic Director and Resident Conductor of Bath City Orchestra, directing the annual season or orchestral concerts in Bath ’s famous Pump Room, Guildhall and Assembly Rooms, and Assistant Conductor of the international Bath City Opera. He was also Musical Director of the Chandos Singers, Trowbridge Philharmonic Choral Society and the Bradford on Avon Choral Society.
Since moving to live in the Plymouth area in 1997 Simon’s freelance conducting posts have included East Cornwall Bach Choir, the Two Moors Festival Chorus and Two Moors Festival Opera, Peninsula Arts Chorale and Wells Festival Orchestra.