Simon cancelled this recital due to knee surgery. Here is the statement he issued to the Wigmore Hall:
“In this deeply frustrating time of covid unemployment, with variable “R” rates and the unpredictability of lockdowns, it has been all but impossible to make plans. After 30 years of wonderful abuse to my body onstage, I need urgently to undergo knee replacement.
I wish I could have planned the timing of these operations better, but circumstances have made that quite impossible. With great reluctance I have opted to undergo this MOT and forgo my beloved Wigmore recital.”