... a formidable musician as well as a formidable pianist, with a feeling for the way harmony can create architecture as well as momentary colours – a rare gift

The Telegraph

Rises to the occasion with depth of feeling, nuance and technical brilliance.

The Independent

Adventurous yet as sophisticated and technically brilliant as ever, Gwilym Simcock’s latest album marks a new stage in his career.

The Evening Standard

Gwilym Simcock’s prodigious creations on the piano straddle the border between classical and jazz to mesmerising effect…a stupendous improviser and a remarkable musician all round

The Observer



Julian Joseph and Gwilym Simcock

Gwilym on BBC Radio 3 on 24th March playing Debussy

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Gwilym to play on BBC Radio 3 on 24th March as part of the Debussy celebrations

Julian Joseph will present Gwilym’s jazz influenced version of Debussy’s Children’s Corner Suite specially arranged for piano, saxophone and string quartet.  The piece was recorded at the BBC’s studios in Salford and features Simmy Singh (violin), Lucy McKay (violin), Francesca Gilbert (viola), Rachel Shakespeare (cello), Rob Buckland (soprano and tenor saxes) and Gwilym Simcock on grand piano.

Listen live at 5.00 p.m. or catch up online at the BBC website.

Vladyslav Sendecki

Gwilym to play with Polish virtuoso pianist Vladyslav Sendecki 24th March

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Gwilym to play with Vladyslav Sendecki at the 10th anniversary of the Steinway Festival on 24th March

Gwilym has long been an admirer of Vladyslav (see LondonJazzNews) but they have never played together. Vladyslav is the pianist with the NDR Big Band where Gwilym will be artist in residence this year. Both pianist have recorded solo albums for ACT at Schloss Elmau. This year they will be teaming up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Steinway Festival on Saturday 24th March at Pizza Express Jazz Club.
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Hampstead Arts Festival

Birdsong / Cân Yr Adar Album Launch

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After a hectic year touring the US and Europe with Pat Metheny, a two week tour with Wolfgang Muthspiel Gwilym has recorded his Birdsong project with Welsh singer Kizzy Crawford and players from Sinfonia Cymru. Birdsong / Can Yr Adar  tells a story through music inspired by Carngafallt, home to a complex ecosystem, which makes up some of the country’s rainforest territory and can be found near Powys. Thanks are due to The Hampstead Arts Festival, PRS Foundation and Sinfonia Cymru who have generously funded this recording. Read More

Louis Vuitton Foundation

Gwilym playing a solo concert at Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris on 3rd May 2018

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Gwilym will be playing a solo piano concert at the amazing Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris on 3rd May 2018 

Gwilym will the playing a solo concert at the incredible Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris on 5th May 2018.  Tickets go on sale on 24th October 2017.  The spectacular building was designed by Frank Gehry and was opened in 2014 as a cultural centre for the citizens of Paris.
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Upcoming concerts

Apr 2018
United Kingdom Sandbach, Cheshire St Mary’s Church
Gwilym Simcock Rachel Helleur with Gwilym Simcock
Market Square
May 2018
France Paris Louis Vuitton Foundation
Gwilym Simcock Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
28 Boulevard des Capucines
May 2018
United Kingdom London St John’s Downshire Hill, Hampstead Festival
Gwilym Simcock Birdsong / Can Yr Adar
purchase offline @ Village Newsagents 14 Heath Street, London NW3 6TE
7:30pm Admission: £17 / £25  (Limited number of student tickets at £10). Box office: 0333 666 3366.
May 2018
United Kingdom Builth Wells Wyeside Arts Centre
Gwilym Simcock Birdsong / Can Yr Adar
7:30pm Box office: 01982 552555.
Castle Street 01982 552555
May 2018
United Kingdom Cardiff Tramshed
Gwilym Simcock Birdsong / Can Yr Adar
7:30pm Admission: by Tramshed £5.50 – £17.60.
Clare Road

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Latest releases

Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

Gwilym Simcock and The Impossible Gentlemen 'Let's Get Deluxe'

Let’s Get Deluxe

Gwilym Simcock Instrumation


Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev

Reverie at Schloss Elmau

complete discography