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 groundbreaking ensembles, Simon is As passionate about Segovia and jazz as he is about Indian music and classical contemporary. his work effortlessly transcends boundaries, genres and continents. His latest programme is Karmana with Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska.

LATEST   NEWS

My top 10 greatest Indian musical influences, out now in Eastern Eye newspaper, read it here

 

Karmana for cello and guitar: 20th April Lyth Arts Centre, 18th April Isle of Arran (change of previously advertised date), 15th May Edinburgh College Music Box, 18th May West Linton (poster here), 14th June Ardross (poster here), 29th June Torphichen

 

Camerata Ritmata 01/05 Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival (Grindleton), 02/05 Scarisbrick

 

Special version of Karmana for guitar and cello with tabla master Sarvar Sabri, new trio programme premiere at the Brighton Festival Sun 4th May, tickets here

 

Camerata Rimata will soon change name to "Simon Thacker's Ritmata"... we will be playing 6 times in the Edinburgh Fringe, with a major premiere, announcement soon

 

Svara-Kanti in session on BBC Radio 3's "World On 3", May, details coming soon

 

Simon and Justyna Jablonska (cello) will be playing live and talking on DJ Ritu's "A World in London" show on SOAS radio on Wed May 7th, 5pm.

 

Svara-Kanti at Swaledale Festival 1st June

 

Simon featured in Edinburgh Napier University's 50th anniversary commemorative magazine here

 

Rakshasa named as Roger Williams' album of the year on the "A World of Difference" radio show on Trent Sound! 

 

Rakshasa named as one of Jazz Views' "Albums of 2013" here and instrumentali.com's Gold Star review of the best of the year (here) saw Rakshasa receive an award: "Rakshasa by Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti absorbed its influences via inspirational transference and created a shockingly new life form." 

 

Listen to Simon interviewed on Resonance FM on Diana Mavroleon's "Clear Spot" here, interview on DJ Ritu's great "A World in London" on SOAS Radio here 

 

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Dhumaketu by Simon Thacker, with Jackie Shave on violin and Sarvar Sabri on tabla

GUITARIST  &  COMPOSER

Svaranjali for guitar and tabla

by Simon Thacker, with Sarvar Sabri

Descanso De Mi Vida: Camerata ritmata

                                                   

                                             SIMON  THACKER