Simon started playing piano at the late age of 15, for Mikael Kanarva, in the communal music school in Helsingborg, Sweden. Three years later, he won his first national competition, performed in a handful of countries in Europe, and played for many great teachers, such as Erik Tawastijerna, Eugene Indjic, Ilja Schepps, Jiri Hlinka, Dimitri Bashkirov and Per Tengstrand.
After staying in Sweden to study with the Romuald Sztern, Simon decided to move to the Netherlands at the age of 23 to study with Prof. Naum Grubert in the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. Playing concerts both in formal and informal venues, some highlights of the recent years includes recording for Dutch Radio and playing in Anton Philipzaal (The Hague).
After a sudden rise in concrt activities, his left hand got heavily injured with a suspected case of Focal Dystonia; a diagnose that has destroyed many careers. As there is no actual cure, he had to rethink choise of repertoire, way of playing, and music as a whole.
After some challenging years, Simon has now published his first solo CD, under the Sheva Label, with another one being planned in the summe of 2019 with music by Mozart, Scriabin and Liszt.
Simon Danell is also a member of the Sheva management since 2018.