At just thirty years old, Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers working on the British scene. Able to move effortlessly between jazz and classical music, at times he can inhabit both worlds, demonstrating ‘harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions’ as well as being a pianist of ‘exceptional’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘dazzling’ ability.
Simcock’s formidable new album, Good Days at Schloss Elmau (on ACT), scooped a nomination for this year’s prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize and has received outstanding widespread critical acclaim. Simcock has also been nominated for a 2011 MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act. Click here to vote.
Click here to watch Simcock's performance at the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.