... 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


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

Acoustic Triangle  

United Kingdom Swaledale Swaledale Festival
7:30pm Admission: Adult £22, Under 25 £3.

Gwilym Simcock  

Germany Weingarten Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Oberschwaben, Weingarten
Gwilym Simcock with The Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
United Kingdom Bradford on Avon Wiltshire Music Centre
Duo with Thomas Gould
CORELLI Sonatas for a Violin and Keyboard Op 5 (excerpts) PURCELL Dido’s Lament SIMCOCK New Work Following on from the success of their previous duo collaboration that focussed on J.S. Bach, former WMC Artist in Residence Gwilym Simcock returns with virtuoso violinist Thomas Gould to explore the music of Bach’s Italian contemporary Arcangelo Corelli. Taking two of Corelli’s Op. 5 Sonatas for violin and keyboard as their musical starting point, the duo will showcase the many similarities between music of the Baroque period and jazz. With original excerpts and improvised personal responses, this exciting musical exploration will culminate in a performance like no other of Corelli’s famous La Follia Variations.
7:30pm Admission: £22/£12.
Ashley Road 01225 860100
United Kingdom Cardiff, Wales Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
Castle Grounds Cathays Park
Netherlands Eindhoven Muziekgebouw
with Mike Walker and Hermine Deurloo
4:00pm Admission: 5.
Netherlands Amsterdam Bimhuis
with Mike Walker and Hermine Deurloo
8:30pm Admission: 19/16.
United Kingdom Buxton Buxton Festival
The Impossible Gentlemen
3:00pm Admission: £20.
The Palace Hotel, Palace Rd,

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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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