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Gwilym Simcock

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: February 24, 1981    

Gwilym Simcock

”I feel confident that Simcock already deserves to occupy the inner circle of the great contemporary pianists along with Mehldau, Jarrett, and Rubalcaba” David Kane, Cadence U.S.A.

28 year old, Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the British scene. Able to move effortlessly between jazz and classical music, he can, at times, inhabit both worlds and has been described as stylistically reminiscent of Keith Jarrett, complete with ‘harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions’ as well as being a pianist of ‘exceptional’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘dazzling’ ability. His music has been widely acclaimed as ‘engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling, complex and wonderfully optimistic’....
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Awards

2003 Winner of the Perrier Award, 2005 BBC Jazz Award - Rising Star . 2005 British Jazz Awards - Rising Star 2006-8 First BBC Radio 3 New Generation jazz Artist. 2007“Jazz Musician of the Year” All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2009 Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London
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    Reverie At Schloss Elmau

    ACT Music
    2014
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    Lighthouse

    ACT Music
    2012
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    Good Days At Schloss Elmau

    ACT Music
    2011
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    Blues Vignette

    Basho Records
    2009
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    Gwilym Simcock: Blues Vignette

    Basho Records
    2009
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    Perception

    Basho Records
    2007

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ACT Music (2014)

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“I feel confident that Simcock already deserves to occupy the inner circle of the great contemporary pianists along with Mehldau, Jarrett, and Rubalcaba” David Kane, Cadence U.S.A.

“Gwilym’s an original. A creative genius” Chick Corea

“No young musician outside the pop world has moved as fast into the upper reaches of his profession as Simcock”. Stuart Nicholson, Observer

“A phenomenal talent, Simcock is a jewel in the crown of the country's jazz scene, and it was a joy and honour to have him playing such an integral role in this year's festival”...

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Primary InstrumentPiano

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundAssociate of Royal Academy of Music, London Professor of Piano at Royal Academy of Music, London Masterclasses by arrangement

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