Simon Over studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, the Royal Academy of Music in London and at Oxford University. At the Academy, he won all the major awards for piano accompaniment and at the same time made his début at Londons South Bank and on BBC Radio Three. Since then, he has accompanied many internationally-acclaimed singers and instrumentalists in performances at the South Bank, at the Wigmore Hall, the Edinburgh International Festival and at other major concert venues throughout Europe. Together with the pianist Malcolm Martineau, he has devised and presented various recital series at St. Johns Smith Square in London and in 1992 joined the music staff of Westminster Abbey as Director of Music at St Margarets Church, the Parliament Church, where he directs a professional choir and a boys choir. Since that time he has directed the music for various national and royal occasions, both at St Margarets and in the Abbey.