... 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 giftThe 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 roundThe Observer
Gwilym is one of the most exceptional musicians that I have ever known..he's a really significant force in musicPat Metheny
Gwilym live with the LSO Percussion Ensemble
A live recital, part of our new Summer Shorts series, from LSO St Luke’s on Friday 21 August at 1pm BST. Chick Corea: Duet Suite Gwilym Simcock: Suite for Percussion Quintet (mvts 2 & 3) Gwilym Simcock: Barber Blues LSO Percussion Ensemble:
Union Overture and Celebration
To mark the 40th anniversary of the government’s Music and Dance Scheme (MDS), young musicians from the UK’s five specialist music schools release the results of an unprecedented collaboration, written and performed during lockdown.
Gwilym demonstrates that music has no boundaries as he explores sounds ranging from suspended choral harmonies by Eric Whitacre and celestial spirals on the harp, to a rarely heard piano quartet by William Walton and three intriguing minutes from Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Plus two very different sides of JS Bach and an irresistible Russian waltz.
Malcolm Creese – double bass
Tim Garland – saxophones and bass clarinet
Gwilym Simcock – piano
Acoustic Triangle, the award-winning jazz trio, celebrates its twentieth year this year. However with the current lockdown the tour will now take place in 2021. Watch out for updates. Above all the band is well known for its performances in sacred buildings and concert halls around the world. The players’ unique ability to move effortlessly between jazz, classical and world music styles
Gwilym Simcock and friends7:30pm Admission: £45 per night. Compston Road