Welcome to the new 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. Rakshasa, the debut CD by his quartet Svara-Kanti, was recently released to universal worldwide acclaim.
Simon will be interviewed on radio twice in quick succession this Wednesday 11th Dec: at 5pm on SOAS Radio on DJ Ritu's great "A World in London", webpage here (select "listen live" on the right) then at 8pm on Resonance FM on Diana Mavroleon's "Clear Spot", repeated on Thursday at 9am, listen here or here
Next concert: solo at Dunfermline Carnegie Hall, Fife, Sun 15th Dec 7.30pm, tickets 01383 602302, Bach, Ginastera, Villa-Lobos
Performances of Karmana for cello and guitar confirmed at Edinburgh University on January 21st at 1.10pm, Reid Concert Hall, and the Glad Cafe in Glasgow on 21st March, 7.30pm (tickets here)
Another brilliant review from Australia, from a jazz perspective on Jazz and Beyondhere.
Another magnificent Rakshasa CD review here on Classical.net
Rakshasa given superb review on The Arts Desk here
Simon had a very successful tour of south India, in Chennai and Pondicherry, in November