French composer Simon Kaplan was born on 7 February 1993 in Maisons-Laffitte, France. After a dozen years of musical training in his homeland, it was in neighbouring Belgium that he embarked upon the compositional path. There he studied in the class of Peter Swinnen at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels and was awarded a master's degree in 2022. Alongside his academic education, he received advice from Alan Belkin, Michel Fano and Dimitri Papageorgiou, amongst others.
In 2021, the young artist invented diahemitonic modality, a quarter-tonal composition system which has governed his works ever since.
Kaplan's music has been premiered internationally by renowned performers, particularly on the European stage.
The microtonalist is currently composing a cello sonata.