Simon Thomas Jacobs
"I still have very fond memories of my time competing in the Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition. I remember especially how kind and supportive everyone was, from the judges to my fellow competitors and, of course, the wonderful David Spicer. Winning gave me a considerable boost as a younger player who had only recently moved to the USA and the entire process helped inform my approach to preparing for subsequent performances and competitions."
Simon Thomas Jacobs was awarded both First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2013 St. Albans International Organ Competition. In May 2015, The Diapason magazine included him on its “20 Under 30” listing of young artists who exhibit “superior accomplishments, leadership, and creativity”. During the 2016-17 season, he performed solo recitals at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, and at the International Performing Arts Center in Moscow, Russia.
Jacobs served as organ scholar at Clare College, Cambridge University, England, where he studied organ with David Sanger and Jacques van Oortmerssen, and worked closely with Timothy Brown and Clare College’s renowned chapel choir. In 2009, he moved to the United States and was appointed Associate Director of Music at Christ Church Greenwich, CT and then Associate Organist/Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN. He was awarded an Artist’s Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory in 2015. He is now director of music at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN.
His debut CD recording, Parthenia Nova, on the Richards, Fowkes & Co. organ at St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London, was released on the Fugue State label in November 2015. The CD was most recently reviewed in Choir & Organ magazine as “brilliantly played…attractively presented and well worth having.”
Additional information and recordings can be found at www.simonthomasjacobs.com. Simon Thomas Jacobs is represented exclusively in North America by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.