Simon Brew is a conductor and classical saxophonist.
Simon graduated from the Artez Conservatorium, the Netherlands, in 2010 with a Masters degree in classical saxophone under Johan van der Linden. Prior to this he gained his Honours degree (1st class) from Massey University, New Zealand, under Debbie Rawson. He has been a contract player for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and the Netherlands Blazers Ensemble.
Simon has toured New Zealand with chamber ensembles Saxcess and Tango Virtuosi including tours for Chamber Music NZ. Simon was formerly principal saxophone for the Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Simon was Director of Music of the Royal New Zealand Airforce Band for four years until 2017, and is currently Music Director of the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta.
Simon has premiered many new compositions including works by Gareth Farr, Dylan Lardelli, Michael Vinten, David Hamilton and Dorothy Buchanan.