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. 

LATEST   NEWS

ST's Ritmata on tour New Zealand in late Aug-Sep, including performances at Taranaki and Christchurch Arts Festivals, full info here

 

BBC Radio 3 In Tune live performance (3 tracks, last plays out show) here, STV Edinburgh performance here 

 

Five star Svara-Kanti Edinburgh Fringe Festival review in ThreeWeeks here, 4 stars in Herald here, 4 stars in Scotsman here, 4 stars in TV Bomb here.

 

Svara-Kanti's BBC Asian Network interview & performance, Nihal's show at 2hrs 15mins here 

 

Scroll down the asianculturevulture.com Edinburgh Festival feature for a fine preview of Svara-Kanti here and Plant Hugill preview here

 

Radio Summerhall interview (Fringe preview  here)

 

Extraordinarily wide ranging interview previewing Ritmata's New Zealand tour on Graham Reid's legendary site Elsewhere here

 

East Lothian Courier Fringe Svara-Kanti preview here, Svara-Kanti named as a highly recommended show in last paragraph of Scotsman Fringe music preview here and at 35.50 of the ThreeWeeks podcast here 

 

Saltire Radio interview with Craig Gordon here

 

Fantastic trio lineup of guitar/cello/tabla, as Karmana, appearing at Isle of Man GuitarFest, Oct 3rd, plus guitar masterclass: tickets

 

Three albums with three groups to come over the next 18 months, special guests, all world premieres, more news soon

 

 

 

 

Dil Dil Pakistan reimagined by Simon thacker, with Sarvar Sabri (tabla)
GUITARIST  &  COMPOSER

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

                                                   

                                             SIMON  THACKER      

 

 

Simon Thacker's Ritmata currently on tour in New Zealand, full itinerary here

interview on STV Edinburgh, Fringe preview

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