Evening Jazz concert with Gwilym Simcock

Thursday 26th September

One of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the European scene. Gwilym Simcock moves effortlessly between jazz and classical music, with a harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions.

 

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Gwilym Simcock has carved out a career as one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the European scene. Gwilym has been hailed as a pianist of ‘exceptional’, ‘brilliant and ‘dazzling ability, and his music has been widely acclaimed as ‘engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling, complex yet hugely accessible’, and above all ‘wonderfully optimistic’.

Gwilym’s influences are wide ranging, from jazz legends including Keith JarrettChick Corea, and Pat Metheny, to classical composers including Maurice Ravel, Henri Dutilleux, Béla Bartók and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Although principally a jazz artist, Gwilym has composed numerous works for larger Classical ensemble that combine through-composed elements with improvisation, creating a sound that is distinctive and very much his own.

In the last few years, Gwilym has become renowned for his solo performances. touring throughout Europe, Australia, the USA, Canada, Korea and China. He has toured extensively with the cream of British and international jazz artists including Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks and Bobby McFerrin. He co-leads the Anglo-American Supergroup ‘The Impossible Gentlemen’ and has toured with Classical virtuoso Nigel Kennedy.

Gwilym’s career is unique in spanning a huge range of musical settings. He has performed with orchestras, choirs, big bands, and dancers. He has also composed music for theatre and TV. He has frequently appeared on British television and radio, regularly presenting ‘Saturday Classics’ on BBC Radio 3. He recently mentored and accompanied the finalists at the first BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year awards on BBC4 TV.

Awards include ‘Best Band’ at the Perrier Award, ‘Rising Star’ at the BBC Jazz Awards and the British Jazz Awards, and both “Jazz Musician of the Year” and “Best Band” (with The Impossible Gentlemen) at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. His impressive formal education includes Trinity College of Music (London), Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester) – where he studied classical Piano, French Horn and composition – and the Royal Academy of Music (London) where he graduated from the jazz course with first class honours and the coveted ‘Principal’s Prize’ for outstanding achievement.  Gwilym is currently Professor of Jazz Piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

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Enjoy an evening of Jazz with fine food and a one night stay with this special offer at Brandon House Hotel. Package includes:

  • Pre-recital 4 course meal in Brandon House Hotel Gallery Restaurant
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Complimentary Use of Leisure Facilities
  • Ample Free Car Parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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All festival tickets are booked via St Michael’s Theatre in New Ross.


   Thursday 26th September
   8.00pm
   St. Mary’s Church
  €20 full price
       €5 student

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Exclusive Hotel package from €139

Enjoy an evening of Jazz with fine food and a one night stay with this special offer at Brandon House Hotel. Package includes:

  • Pre-recital 4 course meal in Brandon House Hotel Gallery Restaurant
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Complimentary Use of Leisure Facilities
  • Ample Free Car Parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Find out more details and book with Brandon House Hotel.

Hotel package

Tickets

All festival tickets are booked via St Michael’s Theatre in New Ross.


   Thursday 26th September
   8.00pm
   St. Mary’s Church

  €20 full price
       €5 student

Book tickets

Find out more about how to book tickets.

Full festival ticket pass

Enjoy our full festival experience with a 5-day (includes Jazz day) festival pass or 4-day festival pass. Find out more details on our How to book tickets page. 

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