Simon Willemsma is 15 years old and lives in Guelph. He attends school at Père René de Galinée in Cambridge and is presently in Grade 10. He began playing the piano at age 4 and studied in the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate program until the age of 14 when he acquired his Grade 9 certificate. Since then, he has enjoyed playing soundtracks and a variety of modern classical pieces. He has participated in the Kiwanis Music Festival and the annual TD sponsored Youth in the Spotlight event at the River Run Centre, here in Guelph. Simon is inspired by the music of Ludovico Einaudi and Max Richter. He feels honoured to play for you at Manhattans.