Welcome to the website of virtuoso classical guitarist, intercultural pioneer and composer Simon Thacker. acclaimed for his dazzling solo performances and as a leader of and composer for diverse ensembles, Simon's work effortlessly transcends boundaries, genres and continents. 

LATEST   NEWS

Karmana ALBUM CLIPS, Simon in duo with Justyna Jablonska (cello)

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Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, India Debut Tour Film

                                                   

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Live Streamed Simon Thacker's ritmata performance in new Zealand Sep 2015

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, Live in Dhaka, playing for 60 000 people, Nov 2016 

Simon's Duo with Polish Cellist Justyna Jablonska: New album KARMANA, order now here, Featuring special guests from Scottish, Romany and Indian music

New ST's Svara-Kanti programme/lineup 1st review: 5 stars from Southside Advertiser

 

Fantastic Karmana reviews on ATTN MagazineFabricationsHQ and Classical Music Sentinel (Canada)

 

Karmana played on Global Village PBS Australia, listen here

 

Incredible Karmana review on Canada's foremost World Music site The World Music Report, read

 

New ST's Svara-Kanti video here.

 

Full page Karmana feature/interview in The Scotsman here

 

Karmana featured on Spain's Mundofonías radio programme (broadcast in 42 countries), reviewed on one of Hungary's best cultural magazines ekultura (in Hungarian) and played on Ireland's RTÉ Lyric FM, just before 2 hours and 4 mins here 

 

Great Karmana reviews on Jazz Views, Planet Hugill and Southside Advertiser 

 

Karmana on New Zealand's Radio Live from 38 mins and review on New Zealand's Elsewhere

 

Article on the new Karmana album and recent Dhaka performance in East Lothian Courier

 

Interview on A World of Difference with Roger Williams listen back here (from 24 mins)

 

First reviews of the new Karmana album: 7Ahead, Touching Extremes (Italy), Liverpool Sound and Vision

 

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, in the trio incarnation which appeared in last year's Made in Scotland showcase, played Dhaka International Folk Festival  at the Army Stadium for an audience of 60000 in November report/videos