... 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

Gwilym is one of the most exceptional musicians that I have ever known..he's a really significant force in music

Pat Metheny

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LSO Percussion Ensemble

LSO Summer Shorts

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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:

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From This Place Pat Metheny

New album with Pat Metheny, Linda Oh and Antonio Sanchez out Feb 21st 2020

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From This Place

The new record features ten compositions by Metheny, who is joined by long-time drummer, Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock as well as the Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Joel McNeely. Meshell Ndegeocello (vocals), Gregoire Maret (harmonica), and Luis Conte (percussion) are special guests on From This Place, Metheny’s first album of new material since 2014’s Kin (←→).

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Upcoming concerts

Gwilym Simcock  

15
Aug
2022
Germany Berlin Konzerthaus Berlin
With O/Modernt / Nils Landgren / Hugo Ticciati
Milestones Hugo Ticciati violin/artistic director Nils Landgren trombone Gwilym Simcock piano/arrangements Jordi Carrasco Hjelm double bass Robert İkiz drums
8:00pm
01
Sep
2022
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock and friends
Set One HERMINE DUERLOO: CHROMATIC HARMONICA GWILYM SIMCOCK: PIANO MIKE WALKER: GUITAR Set Two GWILYM SIMCOCK: PIANO MIKE WALKER: GUITAR HERMINE DUERLOO: CHROMATIC HARMONICA, MARCIO DOCTOR: PERCUSSION STEVE WATTS DOUBLE BASS , and special guests
7:30pm
Compston Road
02
Sep
2022
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock and friends
Opening set ZSOFIA BOROS: GUITAR Intermission Set Two TIM GARLAND: Weather Walker Trio with special guests TIM GARLAND: SAXOPHONES ASAF SIRKUS: DRUMS AND PERCUSSION GWILYM SIMCOCK: PIANO
7:30pm
Compston Road
03
Sep
2022
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
The Impossible Gentlemen
Sketches Of a Printmaker Norma Winstone – Vocals Nikki Illes – Piano Steve Watts – Double Bass Ian Thomas – Drums Marcio Doctor – Percussion Mike Walker – Guitar and guests Intermission The Impossible Gentlemen Mike Walker – Guitar, Gwilym Simcock – Piano, Laurence Cottle – Bass Guitar, Ian Thomas – Drums, and guests
7:30pm
Compston Road
04
Sep
2022
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock and friends
£45 A celebration of the festival in two parts featuring: Mike Walker – Guitar, Hermine Duerloo – Harmonica, Marcio Doctor percussion, Gwilym Simcock – Piano, Norma Winstone – Vocals Frank Harrison- Piano, Tim Garland – Sax, Asaf Sirkis – Drums, Laurence Cottle – Bass, Ian Thomas – Drums, Zsofia Boros – Guitar, Steve Watts – Double Bass
7:30pm
Compston Road

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Latest releases

Quartet Quintet

Quartet Quintet

Near and Now

Near and Now

Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

Gwilym Simcock and The Impossible Gentlemen 'Let's Get Deluxe'

Let’s Get Deluxe

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