21/07/2014 BBC Radio 4 at 9.30pm
Playing the Skyline
9 a.m. and 9.30 p.m.
Radio 4 Commission
BBC In Tune Live
Gwilym on Radio 3 at 6 p.m. tonight LIVE on In tune
BBC Radio London
Gwilym will be on the Robert Elms Show at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 13th March discussing his upcoming gig with Yaron Herman at the Pizza Express on Thursday 15th March
GWILYM SIMCOCK ON JAZZ LINE UP ON RADIO 3 THIS SUNDAY
Gwilym on Radio 3 on SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER
The Gwilym Simcock Trio live at King's Place with special guest Tim Garland on reeds
Gwilym on BBC Radio London
Listen to Gwilym Simcock on BBC Radio London 2hrs 4mins 31 secs into the show
Good Days at Schloss Elmau - a Barclaycard Mercury album of the Year
CONGRATULATIONS TO GWILYM SIMCOCK ON THE NOMINATION OF HIS SOLO ALBUM "GOOD DAYS AT SCHLOSS ELMAU" on ACT Records
2011 BARCLAYCARD MERCURY PRIZE - AN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"the increasing richness and complexity of Simcock's compositional voice is a cause for huge celebration"
Peter Quinn, The Arts Desk
"Makes bebop sound like child’s play" Chris Ingham MOJO
Vote for Gwilym in the London Jazz Awards
GWILYM NOMINATED FOR LONDON JAZZ AWARDS 2011
Please support Gwilym by voting for him in the London Jazz Awards
To vote simply click on Like on the Awards page next to Gwilym's name
AND click on Like on the article that won him the nomination
Gwilym on BBC TV
Gwilym on the Andrew Marr show on Sunday 13th March
Watch again on iplayer
Best of 2010 (Part 2) By CultureCreature
Best of 2010 (Part 2)
(Richard B. Kamins)
Gwilym Simcock released the 2-CD set "Blues Vignette" ( Basho), displaying 3 distinct sides of his musical personality. Disk 1 features 8 solo piano works that blend numerous styles, never sounding phony or forced. The final 2 tracks on ...
SIMCOCK/WALKER/SWALLOW/NUSSBAUM on Radio 3
LISTEN TO SIMCOCK/ WALKER/SWALLOW/NUSSBAUM on BBC Radio 3 -LIVE FROM THE MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL
TOUR WITH MIKE WALKER, STEVE SWALLOW, ADAM NUSSBAUM ENDS WITH A SELL-OUT CROWD AT THE OPERA THEATRE AT THE RNCM AT THE MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL.
BBC Radio 3 7th May 2010
The last of four concerts from the 2009-2010 Britten Sinfonia at Lunch series from the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge. This innovative series, which tours five different cities, including Krakow in Poland, was the winner of an RPS Chamber Music Award, and features an eclectic mix of familiar and unfamiliar pieces, alongside a new commission from a young composer. In this concert, a new work by British composer Gwilym Simcock is performed alongside music by Messiaen and Ravel.
Gwilym Simcock: Simple Tales (World Premiere)
Messiaen: "Louange à l'Eternité de Jésus" from the Quartet for the End of Time.
Ravel: Piano Trio
Britten Sinfonia performers:
Jacqueline Shave (violin)
Gwilym Simcock (piano) (for Simple Tales)
Shai Wosner (piano) (for the Ravel)
Caroline Dearnley (cello).
JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR NOMINATION
Gwilym has been nominated for Jazz Musician of the Year at the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Awards on 19th May 2010.
THE HAGUE THREE DAY FESTIVAL
GWILYM SIMCOCK STARS AT THE HAGUE THREE DAY FESTIVAL WITH NORMA WINSTONE AS SPECIAL GUEST ON MARCH 5TH AND 6TH
Gwilym Simcock talks about Jaco Pastorius on Radio 3
LISTEN UNTIL SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
DOWNLOAD THE DISCUSSION AS A PODCAST
RADIO 3 THE CHOIR
A recording of "I Prefer the Gorgeous Freedom" will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 27th Dec at 6.30 p.m.
Aled Jones presents the Voice Project, performing Gwilym Simcock's I Prefer the Gorgeous Freedom at this year's London Jazz Festival, alongside the composer. He also introduces a recording of three works commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for Chantage, winners of BBC Choir of the Year 2006.
Pizza Express Residency
To Launch the new album "Blues Vignette" there will be a whole week at the Pizza Express in Dean Street from 27TH NOVEMBER TO 3RD DECEMBER WITH SPECIAL GUESTS - JULIAN ARGUELLES (sax), STAN SULZMANN (sax), KLAUS GESING (sax), GERARD PRESENCER (trumpet) AND WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL (guitars). for more details see dates
ALBUM LAUNCHED ON 16TH NOVEMBER.
GWILYM TO APPEAR AT THE LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL ON SATURDAY 21ST NOVEMBER WITH THE VOICE PROJECT
Conducted by Sian Croose. Soloists Sianed Jones, Rebecca Askew, Jeremy Avis, Jonathan Baker plus special guest Klaus Gesing on reeds
"I Prefer the Gorgeous Freedom"
Choral Commission by Gwilym Simcock for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival May 2009
PART OF THE LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL
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Gwilym is chosen as one othe 1000 Most Influential People in London
Gwilym is chosen as one of the 1000 Most Influential People in London by the Evening Standard.
Here is what they say:
Gwilym Simcock, 27 COMPOSER AND PIANIST
A meteoric rise to stardom saw this classically trained jazz genius perform his composition Progressions at this year's Proms with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Hailed for his originality and a gifted pianist, he is wanted everywhere and one to watch".
GWILYM ON RADIO 3 and on BBC2 TV
Listen to Gwilym and see him play on the Charles Hazlewood show on BBC
Listen to Gwilym's concert with pianist John Taylor recorded live in Edinburgh
On 6th August Gwilym will be featured on BBC Radio 3's Lunchtime Concert at 1.00 p.m. in highlights from the Mananan Festival on the Isle of Man.
On 9th August Gwilym's Prom will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and on BBC2 TV at 7.00 p.m. Gwilym will be performing the world premiere of his new work "Progressions" with his own trio and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Charles Hazelwood.
GWILYM SIMCOCK HEADLINES AT THE PROMS ON AUGUST 9TH
Radio 3 New Generation Artist and jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock headlines at this year’s Proms on Saturday 9th August in a concert that is already sold out except for standing tickets at £5 on the night! Gwilym will be performing a World Premiere of his new piano concerto “Progressions for piano and orchestra”. This piece was specially commissioned by the BBC for the Proms and will be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Charles Hazelwood. Gwilym will also play two pieces specially written for him by fellow jazz composer Jason Yarde. Jazz infuses the programme, with Gershwin’s gift for melody opening and closing the evening.
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC 2 television, on BBC Radio 3 and will be available on demand as audio for a week.
Progressions for piano and orchestra
Date Saturday 9 August 2008 7.00 p.m.
Tickets £6-£35 price band A or Prom for £5
Strike Up the Band (7 mins)
Gershwin, arr. Jason Yarde
Porgy and Bess - My man's gone now (BBC commission: world premiere) (6 mins)
Rhythm and Other Fascinations (BBC commission: world premiere) (6 mins)
Ebony Concerto (10 mins)
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs (10 mins)
Progressions for piano and orchestra (BBC commission: world premiere) (22 mins)
An American in Paris (18 mins)
Gwilym Simcock piano
Phil Donkin bass
Martin France drums
Michael Collins clarinet
BBC Concert Orchestra
Charles Hazlewood conductor
Gwilym featured in the Independent on Sunday
GWILYM FEATURED IN THE INDEPENDENT
Jazzahead Bremen 19th April
Gwilym will be appearing at the International Jazz Conference, JazzAhead in Bremen on 19th April 2008.
Live Concert on Radio 3
Gwilym will be appearing live on Radio 3 at 1.00 p.m. on Monday 17th March in a concert at London's Wigmore Hall.
GWILYM NOMINATED FOR BBC RADIO 3 LISTENERS' AWARDS
Gwilym is on a list of nominees for the Radio 3 Listeners' Awards and we would love it if you could take a couple of minutes to vote for him - the only jazz musician on the list.
Just click on this link to vote
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Gwilym performs on TV Arts Review Of The Year Wales 2007
BBC Wales' TV arts review of the year promises to be a lively, eclectic programme with an informal feel. BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams takes viewers through the highlights of the arts in Wales in 2007, from books and film to dance, music and the visual arts.
In the show, dance critic Donald Hutera comments on performances by Diversions, Eddie Ladd and Marc Rees, and there are thoughts on the upcoming National Theatre of Wales from theatre critic Michael Billington giving some dos and don'ts. Sian discusses the year's literary events, surprises and disappointments with book pundit Francesca Rhydderch and Hay Festival founder Peter Florence also adds his views.
The show also features the Wales Book of the Year 2007, Lloyd Jones' novel Mr Cassini, and writer Byron Roger's success in the James Tait prize with The Man Who Went Into the West, a biography of poet RS Thomas.
There are three performances in studio: jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and Richard James, formerly of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci.
Miguela Gonzalez talks about the film highlights of the year including Sir Anthony Hopkins' Slipstream, Ioan Gruffudd in Amazing Grace and the first ever Iris Prize, while Bethan Elfyn gives her take on the year in rock and pop and reflects on DJing at the Venice Biennale. John Harvey will be in studio to discuss the work of late Peter Prendergast and art critic Waldemar Januzczak gives his response to the Welsh pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Sian and Elin discuss Cardiff Singer of the World and Charles Hazlewood and the Super Furry Animals collaborate on the fusion between classical and rock.
Gwilym featured in Observer Music Monthly
No young musician outside the pop world has moved as fast into the upper reaches of his profession as Simcock.
OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY
GWILYM'S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON RADIO 3
Gwilym's new album "Perception" will be featured on Jazz Line Up this Saturday 13th October and will be available to listen to for one week after that at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/mainframe.shtml?http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio3_aod.shtml?radio3/jazzlineup
His piece specially written for the Scottish Ensemble "Point of Contact" can also be heard on Radio 3 where it was broadcast on Friday 12th October.
GWILYM SIMCOCK TRIO ON RADIO 3
A recording of Gwilym's trio at the Wigmore Hall during last year's London Jazz Festival will be on Radio 3 this Saturday 7th July at 4 p.m.
Gwilym is one of this year's nominees for the BBC Jazz Awards in the category of "Best Instrumentalist"
GWILYM SIMCOCK BIG BAND ON RADIO 3
Gwilym's big band will be on Radio 3 at 11.30 p.m. on June 1st 2007. This is a studio recording of the commission that was written originally for the Lichfield Festival 2006 and which was featured at a sold out concert at this year's Cheltenham Festival.
Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2007
Gwilym wins Jazz Musician of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2007
other awards went to:
Jazz Broadcaster of the Year, Jez Nelson; Jazz Venue of the Year, Pizza Express Jazz Club; Jazz Educator of the Year, Peter Churchill; Jazz Publication of the Year, Jazzwise; Jazz Journalist of the Year, Stuart Nicholson; Services To Jazz, Kenny Wheeler; Jazz CD of the Year, John Taylor; Angel Of The Presence; Jazz Ensemble of the Year, Killer Shrimp; APPJAG Special Award, Bill Ashton MBE
Tour of Scotland with Scottish Ensemble and World Premiere of "Point of Contact"
GWILYM will be embarking on a week long tour at the end of April with the Scottish Ensemble as featured soloist and will be performing a new commission that he has written specially for the tour. The commission, "Point of Contact", will feature Gwilym on piano and young percussion virtuoso Ben Bryant on vibraphone.
On 5th May Gwilym's big band will be at Cheltenham Jazz Festival to perform "The Lichfield Suite" originally commissioned for last year's Lichfield Festival. The band includes John Parricelli, Stan Sulzmann, Julian Siegel, Mark Lockheart, Noel Langley, Laurence Cottle, Martin France and many other great players. This will be recorded in the studio on 7th May for later broadcast on BBC Radio 3's "Jazz on 3".
GWILYM ON RADIO 3
Gwilym will be bringing in the Jazz New Year on BBC Radio 3 with performances on 1st 2nd and 6th January.
On 1st and 2nd he will appear on programmes featuring Radio 3's New Generations's Artists from 6.30-7.30 p.m. and on Saturday 6th on Jazz Line Up at 4.00 p.m. as part of an hour long discussion programme with live jazz interludes in which Jon Newey of Jazzwise, Jack Massarik on the Evening Standard and Gwilym talk about the state of British Jazz.
A Festival of Jazz TONIGHT ON BBC FOUR TELEVISION
PIANO At 1900 and repeats at 0040
Julian Joseph presents jazz piano from the Brecon Jazz Festival, meeting with some of today's finest performers who perform and talk about their roots, life, jazz and love.
Featuring Stan Tracey, Kirk Lightsey, Keith Tippett, Huw Warren and Gwilym Simcock.
Part of BBC FOUR's Piano season.
BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme.
A jazz musician is among seven new artists and performing groups selected to join BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme.
Pianist, horn player and composer Gwilym Simcock, who won the Rising Star Award at the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards, is the first ever Jazz New Generation Artist, and will be part of the scheme for one year from September 2006.
Radio 3's New Generation Artists programme, launched in 1999, offers brilliant international artists or groups who are beginning to make a mark on the national and international music scene unique opportunities to develop their performing talents with the support of Radio 3.
Each year Radio 3 recruits new artists or groups to the scheme from a wide field, providing a representative cross-section of the most exciting British and international young artists.
From October 2006, the Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme is supported by Aviva, the international savings, investments and insurance group, in a two-year agreement.
Adam Gatehouse, the Radio 3 New Generation Artists programme editor, says: "Since its launch seven years ago, BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme has attracted some of the most outstandingly talented musicians from the classical world, and we're thrilled to now welcome a brilliant young British jazz musician onto the programme."
Gwilym Simcock says: "I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be chosen as the first ever BBC New generations jazz artist. I trained as a classical player but chose jazz as it opened up a whole new world for me.
"This is a great day for jazz and I see exciting opportunities in my special area of interest as a composer – developing work that spans the divide between improvised jazz and classical music."
The new Radio 3 New Generation Artists are:
Gwilym Simcock (jazz – UK)
Eduard Kunz (piano – Russia)
Ebene Quartet (France)
Aronowitz Ensemble (UK)
Danjulo Ishizaka (cello – Germany/Japan)
Sharon Bezaly (flute – Israel/Sweden)
Ronan Collett (baritone – UK)
They will be joining the artists already on the scheme:
Cedric Tiberghien (piano - France)
Andrew Kennedy (tenor - UK)
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano - Holland)
Psophos Quartet (France)
Alexei Ogrintchouk (oboe - Russia)
Martin Helmchen (piano - Germany)
Alina Ibragimova (violin - Russia)
Since its launch in September 1999, the Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme has given performance and recording opportunities to 49 different artists and groups from over17 countries, helping them embark on major international performing careers.
As well as giving Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Radio 3's current and former New Generation Artists, including pianists Paul Lewis and Simon Trpceski, baritone Chistopher Maltman, percussionist Colin Currie and the Belcea String Quartet, have performed in recital across the UK and at major British festivals including the City of London Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Cheltenham Festival and Edinburgh International Festival as well as the BBC Proms.
All the artists have performed with the BBC Orchestras and the New Generation Artists have made special studio recordings for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Several New Generation Artists have recorded CDs for EMI's Debut Series; those made by the Belcea Quartet, Simon Trpceski and Jonathan Lemalu were all awarded Gramophone's Debut CD of the Year prize.
BBC Radio 3 has also commissioned a series of new works for New Generation Artists in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Society from composers including Mark Anthony Turnage, Brett Dean and Simon Holt.
Further information is available at bbc.co.uk/radio3/
Current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists:
Alison Balsom (trumpet – Britain)
Martin Helmchen (piano – Germany)
Alina Ibragimova (violin – Britain/Russia)
Andrew Kennedy (tenor – Britain)
Alexei Ogrintchouck (oboe – Russia)
Trio Ondine (Denmark)
Christian Poltera (cello – Switzerland)
Psophos Quartet (France)
Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano – Britain)
Royal String Quartet (Poland)
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano – The Netherlands)
Antoine Tamestit (viola – France)
Cedric Tiberghien (piano – France)
Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists:
Lisa Milne (soprano - Scotland)
Paul Lewis (piano - England
Emily Beynon (flute - Wales)
Steven Osborne (piano - Scotland)
Leopold String Trio (England)
Christopher Maltman (baritone - England)
Belcea String Quartet (England)
Jerusalem String Quartet (Israel)
Nathalie Clein (cello - England)
Alban Gerhardt (cello - Germany)
Elisabeth Batiashvili (violin - Georgia)
Francois Frederic Guy (piano - France)
Kungsbacka Trio (England )
Ashley Wass (piano - England)
Alexander Melnikov (piano - Russia)
Ronald van Spaendonck (clarinet - Belgium)
James Rutherford (bass baritone - England)
Emma Bell (soprano - England)
Simon Trpceski (piano - Macedonia)
Ilya Gringolts (violin - Russia)
Lawrence Power (viola - Britain)
Li-wei Qin (cello - China/Australia)
Karol Szymanowski Quartet (Poland/Germany)
Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano - Britain)
Jonathan Biss (piano – USA)
Jonathan Lemalu (bass baritone – New Zealand)
Sally Matthews (soprano – England)
Janine Jansen (violin – Holland)
Claudio Bohorquez (cello – Germany)
Galliard Ensemble (wind quintet – England)
Alex Slobodyanik (piano - Russia)
Christian Poltera (cello - Switzerland)
Martin Fröst (clarinet - Sweden)
Llyr Williams (piano - Wales)
Artemis Quartet (Germany)
Ailish Tynan (soprano - Ireland)
Colin Currie (Percussion - Britain)
Gwilym Simcock will perform with his trio at the Wigmore Hall on Friday 17 November as part of the London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3.
Gwilym Simcock is online at www.bashomusic.co.uk/gwilym.htm