Simon Webster is an award winning composer best known for his solo piano and contemporary classical crossover music. He has composed for hundreds of film and commercial projects and his clients have included Peroni, Lexus, EMI, Universal, NBC, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky Sports and the Weinstein Company to name a few.
At an early age Simon took up the guitar and soon after taught himself the piano and began composing by ear. As a teenager he toured with several bands and developed as a skilled music producer. At University, Simon began composing music for short films, after being asked by student film makers. His natural ability and passion for the art-form quickly became evident.In late 2009, Simon released his debut solo EP, a collection of contemporary classical crossover compositions, met with praise by journalists and critics worldwide. In mid 2010, he was chosen by critically acclaimed Hollywood film director Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds with Will Smith) and the Accademia del Film as up and coming film composing talent and commissioned to compose the music for the Peroni Nastro Azzurro advertising campaign, promoting Italian cinema in the UK. In mid 2013, Simon was commissioned to compose the music for the film 'A Better Tomorrow' sponsored by Lexus and produced by The Weinstein Company. The film was directed by award winning director Mitsuyo Miyazaki (Tsuyako) and features an animation sequence directed by one of Japan's premier anime directors, Koji Morimoto (Akira, Animatrix). The film premiered at Cannes and was reviewed by a panel of established Hollywood filmmakers, including Tim Burton and Harvey Weinstein.
To date, Simon has composed music for a wide range of projects including feature films, worldwide advertising campaigns, film trailers and music production libraries. His clients have included The Bank, Indiana Production Company, Miller Brands, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, EMI, Sony, Universal, Cutting Edge Group, Toyota, Lexus, The Weinstein Company, NBC, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, BT Sport, New Content, Eudora, Ford, McCann Ericsson, Electrolux, Dateline, Schizophrenia 24x7, Specsavers, Sky Sports, National Geographic Channel and MOD to name a few. He continues to write for solo, group and media projects.
It has been a great pleasure working with Simon on the Peroni Nastro Azzurro Campaign. I think the music is so good and I really believe we have something exceptional with this. The composition itself is everything that we were looking for and his attitude was entirely focused on achieving what we wanted. Everyone is thrilled with the result. Rob Boughton - Co-Founder, The Bank Advertising, Film and Live Events Ageny.
It was such a pleasure working with Simon on my Lexus short film "A Better Tomorrow". His work ethic, professionalism, dedication to the project and what he brought to the table was just incredible. Although we were working from complete opposite sides of the earth, he was always on top of his promise and delivered the materials before our sessions. Not only is he a wonderful composer, he is also a very talented musician and I truly admire the way he tells stories through his music. Mitsuyo Miyazaki - Film Director, Tsuyako, A Better Tomorrow.
Simon's work is amazing, he is a master. Arturo Querzoli - Film Director, Eudora.
Simon's music is beautiful. Lynn Fainchtein - Music Supervisor, Babel, 21 Grams, Precious.
Very beautiful, strange, comforting and at times haunting. Simon’s music has a cinematic soundscape to it, in all it’s rich textures and layers. It doesn’t follow fashion, genre or style, yet it has the intrinsic capacity to move the listener’s mood. Rachel Wakefield, Journalist, The Guardian Series.
Simon has recently completed tracks for a classical concept album due for worldwide release. His immediate grasp of the brief, the quality of his composition and production and his working to deadline was outstanding and he is first call for us for future projects. Richard Ford, Managing Director, Anger Music Publishing.
I absolutely love Simon's compositions, really beautiful, very impressive. Rene Renner - Director, Feraltone, Gronland Records, EMI.
Simon is a versatile, capable composer, adept across the board. He brings a flair and subtlety to his work that is both refreshing and exciting. He's a lovely fella as well! Rupert Hollier, Film Synchronisation Manager, Imagem Music.
Absolutely brilliant. I'm surprised Simon's music hasn't been used in more higher profile films. Andy Bury - Head of Label, Deepblue Records.
I thought his music was excellent. Some fantastic moving work. 'By those little feet' has the most beautiful piano riff I think I've ever heard. Paul Barnes - Music Promoter.
Simon has some brilliant work. Lucy Bright, Manager, Music Sales, Michael Nyman, Warner.