... 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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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.

Northern Chamber Orchestra

Gwilym playing 2 concerts with Northern Chamber Orchestra

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Gwilym  will be playing 2 concerts with the Northern Chamber Orchestra on January 12th and 13th 2018

Gwilym will be joining forces with the Northern Chamber Orchestra in January for two concerts featuring his music. On the 12th they will appear at the new Stoller Hall at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where Gwilym was a student and then on 13th at Macclesfield Heritage Centre.
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Rob Buckland

Gwilym playing 20th anniversary concert at Wiltshire Music Festival

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Gwilym  will be playing a special 20th anniversary concert at Wiltshire Music Centre on 9th December 2017

Gwilym  and leading saxophonist Rob Buckland join forces with a classical string quartet to perform original compositions and arrangements inspired by French music and musicians. Drawing on their wide ranging experience as collaborative jazz artists, they will explore links between jazz, improvisation and the music of Debussy, Dutilleux and Ravel.
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Upcoming concerts

Gwilym Simcock  

21
May
2024
United Kingdom York National Centre for Early Music
Lighthouse Trio
7:30pm Admission: £19.00 (£17.00 concessions | £7.00 under 35).
St Margaret’s Church Walmgate 01904 658338
24
May
2024
United Kingdom Manchester Stoller Hall
Lighthouse Trio
Part of the Manchester Jazz Festival
8:00pm
Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate
30
May
2024
United Kingdom London Kings Place
Lighthouse Trio
8:00pm
York Way
22
Jun
2024
United States Rochester, New York Rochester Jazz Festival
Duo with Tommy Smith
6:00pm
Christ Church, 141 East Ave
22
Jun
2024
United States Rochester, New York Rochester Jazz Festival
Duo with Tommy Smith
9:00pm
Christ Church, 141 East Ave
26
Jun
2024
Germany Hamburg Jazz Baltica
with Emma Rawicz
6:00pm
26
Jul
2024
United Kingdom London, London Pizza Express Jazz Club
with Emma Rawicz
7:00pm Admission: £30.
10 Dean Street
26
Jul
2024
United Kingdom London, London Pizza Express Jazz Club
with Emma Rawicz
9:30pm Admission: £25.
10 Dean Street
27
Jul
2024
United Kingdom Worcester Three Choirs Festival
with Thomas Gould
Corelli Sonata Op 5 No 1 Arvo Pärt Fratres Corelli Sonata Op 5 No 9 Purcell Dido’s Lament Corelli Sonata Op 5 No 12 ‘La Folia’
2:30pm Admission: £32, £26, £12, Under 25s Free.
St Martin’s Church
29-01
Aug
2024
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Ambleside Days Jazz Festival
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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