Shimon Walt is the Assistant Principal Cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia. Since his arrival to Nova Scotia in September of 1976 he has been an integral part of the province’s musical life: from performing on the concert stages with Symphony Nova Scotia, in solo recitals or in chamber music concerts, to teaching in the classrooms of Dalhousie University.
Shimon is a founding member of Symphony Nova Scotia, and was the groups first Personnel Manager, a position he held for six years. Educated in Tel Aviv and Boston, Shimon has performed with major orchestras under such acclaimed conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta and Pablo Casals. Shimon operates his own booking agency, Walt Music, and he is highly regarded as a teacher and adjudicator.