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. 



New cello/guitar videos with Justyna Jablonska here and here


Simon featured in latest issue (Fall 2015) of Classical Guitar Magazine


New ST's Svara-Kanti lineup videos here and here, page here


Svara-Kanti (quartet lineup) Sage Gateshead performance 3rd Dec, tickets


Svara-Kanti Edinburgh Festival review on 1320Radio here, guest blog for New Music Scotland here


Report on Ritmata's New Zealand tour here, tour video to come soon


ST's Ritmata New Zealand tour reviews: Taranaki Daily News, Plains FM, Elsewhere, JazzLocal32. Live streamed concert from Waikato 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.


Radio Summerhall interview  here, Summerhall TV interview here


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


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





An T-iarla Diurach, Gaelic Song Reimagined by Simon, with Justyna Jablonska (cello)

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


                                             SIMON  THACKER      



NEXt performance: Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, Sage Gateshead, 3rd Dec: Tickets

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

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, exploring the Mystical Baul tradition, with Raju das Baul

Simon's Duo with Polish Cellist Justyna Jablonska, performing the Finale from the Karmana Suite, Album in 2016