Simon Hancock


Simon Hancock Simon Hancock is Director of Music at St Matthew’s Church in Surbiton. A lifelong pianist, organist, singer, and composer, he was awarded the LRSM Diploma in Piano Performance in 2009. A career in classical music broadcasting allowed him to absorb many different styles of music whilst working at with the major London orchestras, at Covent Garden, and at English National Opera.

Largely self-taught as a composer, Simon has drawn inspiration from the many works he has performed over the years. His prize-winning setting of Dorothy L Sayers The Three Kings was performed in Canterbury Cathedral and broadcast on Classic FM, and in 2019 he was a finalist in the BBC Carol Competition; his carol setting was broadcast a number of times on Radio 3 and has since been published. He has also had two pieces included in Jubilate’s most recent song collections. His Toccata for organ was performed twice at the 2019 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

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Works by Simon Hancock

Festival performances of works by Simon Hancock

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LFCCM 2023

LFCCM 2019