Simon grew up surrounded by Cantorial and classical music influenced by his grandfather Rabbi and Chazan Eliezer Spector Z”L and under the direction of his Father, Stanley Cohen in London. Simon’s Cantorial inheritance dates back to his great-grandfather who taught Pinchik in Zhivitoff.
Simon has a powerful, flexible lyric tenor voice with a brilliant and exciting tone, across a wide dynamic spectrum. In both Synagogue and on stage his voice reveals instinctive musical sensitivity as well as a deep understanding of the text.
Simon made Aliyah and married in 1995 and is presently living in Raanana with his wife Nechamah and 3 children.
Simon Cohen studied at the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute under the world renowned Cantor Naftali Herstik, Cantor Chaim Feifal and pianist composer Raymond Goldstein.
He continues to officiate as a Chazzan in Europe, United States and prestigious Synagogues across Israel. He continues to perform with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the conductorship of Maestro Dr. Mordechai Sobol as part of the famous Yuval concerts.
He performed recently with the Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra under the conductorship of Maestro Eli Jaffe in Jerusalem as well as performing in numerous concerts in Israel, New York, Miami, Budpaest and places as far out as Istanbul!