... 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


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Gwilym on Tour this summer with Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet

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Gwilym will be on back on tour with guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel,  with his Rising Grace Project.

This tour will feature trumpeter Tim Hagans, bassist  Larry Grenadier and drummer  Jeff Ballard. Wolfgang’s latest release is with ECM Records “Rising Grace”. The tour will take the band to the Garana Festival in Timisoara, Romania, North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam,  Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Casa del Jazz in Rome, Judenburg in Germany and a visit to one of Gwilym’s favourite hotels – where he has recorded two albums – Schloss Elmau in southern Germany.

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Gwilym Simcock playing a short series of solo concerts in US and Canada

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Gwilym  will be playing a series of solo piano concerts in the US and Canada starting 23rd June

Gwilym starts a short solo tour of the US and Canada beginning at Rochester Jazz Festival and ending at Montreal Jazz Festival. In between he will visit Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cleveland, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio.  You can also catch him playing solo in the UK in September at the Kenilworth Festival in September.

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Gwilym Simcock at Ambleside Days Festival

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Ambleside Days Festival in honour of John Taylor


August 31st – September 3rd 2017

Gwilym to play with Dave Holland in four “double bill” concerts at Ambleside Festival

The brand new Ambleside Festival will feature Dave Holland, Norma Winstone, Tim Garland,  Asaf Sirkis, John Halliwell, Gwilym Simcock,  Mike Walker, Nikki Iles, Mark Lockheart, Steve Watts, James Maddren, Darrell Hall and Joe Locke – all  musicians inspired by  the great British pianist John Taylor.

The concerts will take place over 4 days in the cinema at Zeffirelli’s and Gwilym will be playing on all four evenings. You can book your tickets now on the Ambleside Days website.

Ambleside and the surrounding area has been the creative inspiration for many great artists, poets and musicians over the centuries: Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth, Thomas De Quincy, Samuel Coleridge, John Ruskin, Kurt Shwitters, Russell Mills and Steve Coogan.

Derek Hook has been running music concerts in Ambleside for many years and it was on his piano that John Taylor composed his famous suite “Ambleside Days”.

Upcoming concerts

Aug 2017
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Ambleside Days
7:30pm Compston Road

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Upcoming concerts

Jun 2017
United States Ann Arbor, Michigan Kerrytown Concert Hall
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
Jun 2017
United States Cleveland, Ohio Nighttown
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
7:30pm 12387 Cedar Road +1 (216) 795-0550
Jul 2017
United States Toledo, Ohio Toledo Museum of Art
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
Jul 2017
Canada Montreal Montreal Jazz Festival
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
6:00pm Admission: $35.75 CAD.
Jul 2017
Romania Timisoara Garana Jazz Festival
Wolfgang Muthspiel Rising Grace

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Latest releases

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

Gwilym Simcock and The Impossible Gentlemen

Internationally Recognised Aliens