"Simona is always my first choice of musician. She is a consummate professional and arrives extremely well-prepared. I feel incredibly safe with Simona at the keys, and have no qualms about the complexities of my music because she never fails to deliver. Her transcriptions are of a very high standard, too, and she offers a very reasonable and fast service. An absolute joy to work with, I cannot recommend Simona enough.”
- Gregory Hazel, The Life and Times of a Worrying Actor
Cabaret Confidential (Resident Pianist, The Pheasantry, Chelsea), The Singers' Cabaret Workshop (Musical Director), Show Off (2015 – Pianist, The Pheasantry, Chelsea), How Did it Come to This? (2015 – Pianist, The Pheasantry, Chelsea), The Life and Times of a Worrying Actor (2014 – Pianist, The Pheasantry, Chelsea). All for Paul L Martin and Excess All Areas.
Other credits include:
The Ritz Hotel (Pianist), What Am I Doing? (2015 – Union Theatre), My Park or Yours?, The Show that Goes Like This (2011, 2010 - Musical Director, Jermyn Street Theatre, London - Producer: Carrie Sutton), Mimitec Festival (2013 - Pianist, Dugdale Centre, London), Cheese ‘n’ Crackers (Pianist, Battersea Barge, London), Cellar Door (Pianist, Various).
Accompanying Gregory Hazel at
the Union Theatre
“We have been working with Simona Budd for around 3 years now. Her professionalism and creativity as an accompanist and a workshop facilitator are second to none. She has quickly joined us in our passion for what we do and it is always a delight to have her on board with a project”.
- Paul L Martin, Cabaret Promoter & Producer
Accompanying Claire Platt at
”…For the first time in my performing life I felt I knew exactly what I was doing and that I was in total control. This feeling was cultivated with the help of my pianist, Simona Budd. Although we had only met once before the show I felt totally at ease and totally supported. She listens, to the point of it feeling like she was reading my mind at one moment, and went with everything I did. This happens rarely. I have only worked with a handful of pianists who I have this kind of connection with and she has definitely been added to the very short list”.
- Claire Platt, Cabaret Confidential