Born in Johannesburg, bass-baritone Simon Shibambu completed his Diploma and Degree in Vocal arts at Tshwane University of Technology under Hans Van Heerden, before moving to London to study for a Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music where he studies with Professor Graeme Broadbent. Supported by an ABRSM scholarship.
Simon won several singing competitions and He sang in numerous Opera Productions and concerts. He sang before the First Lady of China on her visit to London and sang for Prince Charles when he visited the RCM. Led him to sing to Her Majesty the Queen to whom he was introduced at the Westminster Abbey on the Commonwealth day service and the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration.
He is in the Young Singers Project for the Salzburg Festival 2016 in Austria and will be featured in the two Opera productions of Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini and Thaïs by Jules Massenet and he will be involved also in the Concerts and master classes as well. Simon is starting with the Jette Parker Young Artist Program at the Royal Opera House in September for two years.