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

Karmana performance with Justyna Jablonska (cello) confirmed at Kellie Castle, Fife on Sat 27th Sep, booking 01333 720271

 

Exceptional review of recent Karmana performance in the Highlands in the Ross-shire Journal here

 

 Svara-Kanti will be performing in Coimbatore and Kochi in November, the Indian debut of the group

 

Svara-Kanti's recent Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 3's "World On 3" now available on the BBC site here

 

Incredible review of Svara-Kanti's Swaledale Festival concert here, "awesome complex and breathtaking"

 

Booking now open here for Simon Thacker's Ritmata, 6 shows in the Edinburgh Fringe, part of the prestigious Made in Scotland International Showcase, at Summerhall, premieres, poster here

 

Fantastic and comprehensive review of Rakshasa by ST's Svara-Kanti on one of the world's biggest jazz sites, All About Jazz here, "a contemporary classic"

 

Great review and interviews with Simon and Justyna Jablonska in Polish and English in May's Pangea Magazine here, page 15

 

Feature on Simon's duo with Justyna Jablonska and the Karmana tour in both English and Polish on pages 6-7 of April's Pangea magazine here

 

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

 

Simon featured in Edinburgh Napier University's 50th Anniversay Commemorative Magazine here as one of their most successful alumni

 

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

 

Simon interviewed on Resonance FM on  "Clear Spot" here,  DJ Ritu's "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      

Simon   Thacker's   Ritmata @ The   edinburgh   Fringe, Made In Scotland Award Winner,   Book HERE