... 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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Hampstead Arts Festival

Birdsong / Cân Yr Adar Album Launch

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Album launch dates 10/11/12/13 May. The Birdsong project has finally been recorded 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

Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

Birdsong / Can Yr Adar Album

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Birdsong / Can Yr Adar Album Out Now!

The long awaited album with Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym with the Sinfonia Cymru is out next month and albums can be pre-ordered now at Jazzcds.  More information and links to samples on the Birdsong page.

“the gorgeous melodies of Kizzy Crawford combine with the exquisite arrangements and production of Gwilym Simcock to produce one of the year’s most beautiful, surprising and joyous releases”. Peter Quinn, Jazzwise, 4 stars Recommended
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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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Gwilym Simcock, Pat Metheny, Linda Oh, Antonio Sanchez

Gwilym Simcock on tour again in Europe, US and Canada with Pat Metheny, Linda Oh and Antonio Sanchez

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Gwilym on tour in Europe, US and Canada with “An Evening with Pat Metheny”

Gwilym will be back on tour with jazz legend guitarist Pat Metheny.  The quartet includes Pat, Gwilym,  Linda Oh (bass) and Antonio Sanchez (drums).  The concert is called “An Evening with Pat Metheny” and features  many of the great classics from the Pat Metheny Real Book. Do check the dates for more information. On April 16th Pat Metheny will be honoured in Washington D.C. as an NEA Jazz Master. Read More

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.

Upcoming concerts

25
Apr 2018
United Kingdom Sandbach, Cheshire St Mary’s Church
Gwilym Simcock Rachel Helleur with Gwilym Simcock
7:00pm
Market Square
03
May 2018
France Paris Louis Vuitton Foundation
Gwilym Simcock Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
8:30pm
28 Boulevard des Capucines
10
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.
11
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
12
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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Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

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Let’s Get Deluxe

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Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev

Reverie at Schloss Elmau

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