... 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

 

News

2016 Final BBC Young Jazz Musician

Gwilym’s Trio at BBC Young Jazz Musician Final 24th November

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Gwilym’s trio at QEH for BBC Young Jazz Musician final

Gwilym is delighted that again his band will back the finalists in this year’s BBC Young Jazz Musician.  This year it will be part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

This year’s finalists will perform with Gwilym,  jazz bassist and composer Paula Gardiner and jazz drummer and composer Asaf Sirkis.

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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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Upcoming concerts

21
Sep
2019
United Kingdom London London Bass Guitar Festival
with John Patitucci
with John Patitucci
12:00pm
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street,
26
Sep
2019
Ireland New Ross New Ross Piano Festival
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
8:00pm Admission: €20 full price €5 student.
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
05
Oct
2019
United Kingdom Christchurch Christchurch Priory
Gwilym Simcock Trio
with Thomas Gould
7:30pm
Quay Rd
06
Oct
2019
United Kingdom Blewbury, Oxfordshire Blewbury Private Home
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
Private concert
5:00pm
18
Oct
2019
Spain Barcelona Jamboree
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
8:00pm
27
Oct
2019
United Kingdom Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Town Hall
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
4:00pm
29
Oct
2019
United Kingdom Manchester RNCM Manchester
Gwilym Simcock and friends
with BBC Philharmonic + RNCM Orchestra
7:00pm

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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