Tuesday 29 April 2014

Gwilym Simcock at the Cadogan Hall

Gwilym Simcock  Photo credit: Eric Richmond
Gwilym Simcock 
Photo credit: Eric Richmond
British pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock, whose music moves between jazz and classical music, has two works performed on Thursday 1 May at Cadogan Hall. As part of the City of London Sinfonia's concert directed by clarinettist Michael Collins, Simcock's Natural/ Superatural for clarinet and orchestra will receive its premiere with Collins as soloist. Also in the programme Simcock's Cumbrian Thaw inspired by his time in the Lake District, and in which Simcock himself will be the soloist, plus Mozart's Overture from The Magic Flute and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.

The concert is part of the PRS for Music's New Music Biennial an initiative which builds on the success of their 2012 Olympic programme  New Music 20x12  and every two years aims to provide a platform for talented organisations and music creators who are pushing the boundaries of new music in the UK

Simock studied jazz piano at the Royal Academy of Music, receiving the Principal's Prize for Outstanding Achievement. He was the first jazz musician to be selected for the BBC Young Generation Artists scheme, and his piano concerto Progressions was commissioned for the 2008 Proms and premiered by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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