... 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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Louis Vuitton Foundation

Hear Gwilym’s concert at Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris on Radio Classique

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

Gwilym played a solo concert at the incredible Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris on 5th May 2018.  The spectacular building was designed by Frank Gehry and was opened in 2014 as a cultural centre for the citizens of Paris. You can hear this concert at Radio Classique from 21st June for 3 months.
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Hourglass Quintet with Johannes Berauer

Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass

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Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass on tour

Gwilym will play a set with vibraphonist Joe Locke at Kings Place on 5th September before the album launch of a new album out on Basho “Hourglass” featuring new music by Austrian composer Johannes Berauer.  Other early September dates with Hourglass include Ambleside Days, Watermill Jazz Club and Stapleford Priory.  There are two more dates in December at RNCM Manchester and The Attenborough Centre in December
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Birdsong Album Launch at Hampstead Arts

Rave Reviews for Birdsong

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Gwilym’s recent release with Kizzy Crawford and Sinfonia Cymru has been getting some great reviews. 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine who called the album “a simply beautiful concept daringly executed”. Peter Quinn in Jazzwise called the album “one of the year’s most beautiful, surprising and joyous releases”.
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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 was 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

28
Jun 2018
Portugal Figueira Da Foz Centro De Artes E Espectáculos Da Figueira Da Foz
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
10:00pm
29
Jun 2018
Portugal Lisbon Altice Arena – Sala Tejo
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
30
Jun 2018
Portugal Castelo Branco Cine-Teatro Avenida
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
01
Jul 2018
Portugal Porto Coliseu Porto
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
02
Jul 2018
Spain Madrid Noches del Botanico
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
10:00pm

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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

Instrumation

Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev

Reverie at Schloss Elmau

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