IMG_6228KDS alumnus Simon Starr, who was at King David until Year 6 in 1982, has carved out a niche in music since graduating from Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 1993.

He has performed around the world, in everything from stadiums to dingy speakeasies, with Australian artists such as Joe Camilleri, Ian Moss, Suze DeMarche, as well as international artists such as Kevin Mahogany, Greg Hutchinson,Omri Mor, Eli Degibri, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Sam Yahel, Mark Levine, Dave Samuels, and many many others.

Currently living in Israel since 2009, Simon visited Melbourne and worked with KDS in June 2013 whilst on tour with the Omri Mor Trio for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Simon was a guest speaker at the Senior School Assembly where he  talked about his experience as a musician, trying to create a niche for himself in a highly competitive field. Simon also demonstrated with his double bass, that when communicating with music or verbally, it is important to include “colour” and variety to create interest.

Simon teaches at Rimon and Shtricker in Israel, as well as recording, touring and performing with the best of the amazing Israeli music scene.