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

Guitar/cello/tabla, special trio performance @ sound festival 2014,  Tullynessle Hall, Aberdeenshire, Sat 1st Nov, 019755 62273 poster here

 

Svara-Kanti will be performing in Coimbatore and Kochi on November 7-8, the Indian debut of the group, also featuring a special guest

 

Three albums with three different groups to come over the next 12-18 months, several special guests, new music, new traditions,  all world premieres, more news soon

 

Video interview on Summerhall TV here, 5 star ST's Ritmata Fringe review in ThreeWeeks here and fantastic Scotsman review here

 

Interview on Summerhall Radio to coincide with ST's Ritmata's Fringe shows as part of Made in Scotland here

 

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

 

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"

 

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 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

 

Join the mailing list by sending "subscribe" in the subject to the address below to be the first to know about concerts, broadcasts and releases.

 

 

Dhumaketu by Simon Thacker, Svara-Kanti

GUITARIST  &  COMPOSER

Svaranjali for guitar and tabla

by Simon Thacker, with Sarvar Sabri

                                                   

                                             SIMON  THACKER      

trio   performance   as  part  of  sound  2014,   final  performance  before  India  concerts

interview on Summerhall TV, Simon on Ritmata

Descanso de mi Vida, Simon Thacker's Ritmata