The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients
2020 TAS Local Hero Nominee
Simon ReadeState: Tasmania
Composer and musical director
Simon Reade has been Musical Director of the Hobart City Band for over two decades, each year supporting more than a hundred musicians across a number of ensembles. These include the Hobart Wind Symphony, which Simon has led to win four Australian National Championship Titles. His exceptional skills and dedication have contributed enormously to the band's calibre and success.
A champion of modern music and composer himself, Simon mentors emerging Australian composers through his Annual Composers Workshop. Simon's passion for inspiring young musicians manifests in his role as conductor with the Tasmania Youth Orchestra, and his chosen career as a school instrumental music teacher and band director.
Simon's reputation in the Australian band community has enabled him to forge successful partnerships with world-class musicians, singers and international musical directors. His passion and drive are directly responsible for hundreds of Tasmanians experiencing community music, and the development of new musical artists.