... 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

News

Dave Holland at Ambleside Festival 2017

Gwilym Simcock at Ambleside Days Festival

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Ambleside Days Festival in honour of John Taylor

August 31st – September 3rd 2017

Gwilym to play with Dave Holland in four “double bill” concerts at Ambleside Festival

The brand new Ambleside Festival will feature Dave Holland, Norma Winstone, Tim Garland,  Asaf Sirkis, John Halliwell, Gwilym Simcock,  Mike Walker, Nikki Iles, Mark Lockheart, Steve Watts, James Maddren, Darrell Hall and Joe Locke – all  musicians inspired by  the great British pianist John Taylor. Read More

Thomas Gould

Gwilym Simcock/Thomas Gould

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Gwilym will be playing some concerts this Spring with fabulous violinist Thomas Gould.

Hear them in Manchester, London, Bradford on Avon and Hull.
Thomas Gould and Gwilym will play an eclectic mix of Bach, arranged as only Gwilym can, alongside more contemporary jazz pieces.  In Manchester they will be appearing at the new Stoller Hall at Chetham’s School of music with Salford guitarist Mike Walker with whom Gwilym plays in The Impossible Gentlemen.  In London these three musicians will be joined by bassist Martin Berauer and percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger at Thom’s old school UCS in Hampstead. Check Tour dates for details.

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Birdsong / Cân Yr Adar

Gwilym on BBC Radio 4

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Gwilym will be on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 22nd January at 4 p.m. talking about his latest project “Birdsong” with Welsh singer songwriter Kizzy Crawford.  Kizzy Crawford returns to the RSPB nature reserve at Carngafallt in Mid Wales, where she was inspired to create “Can Yr Adar – Birdsong” with Gwilym and members of Sinfonia Cymru. Read More

Upcoming concerts

Gwilym Simcock  

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
06
Sep
2024
United Kingdom London World Heart Beat
Lighthouse Trio
7:00pm Admission: £25.
Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton 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

complete discography