... 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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Joe Locke, Gwilym Simcock

Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass plus Gwilym with Joe Locke

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Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass launch plus Gwilym with Joe Locke at Kings Place

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.  Gwilym also features in the Hourglass quintet together with Mike Walker on guitar, Thomas Gould on violin, Martin Berauer on electric bass and Bernard Schimpelsberger on percussion and drums.
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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

24
May
2019
United Kingdom Bradford on Avon Wiltshire Music Centre
with Adriano Adewale (percussion) and Jason Rebello (piano)
7:30pm
Ashley Road 01225 860100
30
May
2019
France Coutances Jazz Sous Les Pommiers
Celine Bonacina Cristal Quartet
+33(0)2 33 76 78 68
26
Jun
2019
Italy Udine Udine Piano Festival
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
31
Jul
2019
United Kingdom Chester Storyhouse
with Rob Buckland and the Ensemble Deva String Quartet
8:00pm
Hunter Street
02
Aug
2019
United Kingdom Chester Storyhouse
with the Storyhouse Big Band
8:00pm
Hunter Street
29-01
Aug
2019
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
AMBLESIDE DAYS

Compston Road
28
Sep
2019
Italy Cremona Cremona Musica
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
Performance at International Yamaha Disklavier Competition
4:00pm
29
Sep
2019
Italy Cremona Cremona Musica
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
Judge at International Yamaha Disklavier Competition
04
Oct
2019
United Kingdom London Kings Place
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
London Piano Festival
7:30pm
York Way

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Latest releases

Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev

Reverie at Schloss Elmau

Gwilym Simcock and The Impossible Gentlemen

Internationally Recognised Aliens

Gwilym Simcock and The Impossible Gentlemen

The Impossible Gentlemen

Good Days At Schloss Elmau

complete discography